Protesters calling for the resignation of Burkina Faso’s president got their way on Friday as Blaise Compaore stepped down after 27 years in power.
In a statement broadcast on national television, he called for elections within 90 days before leaving the capital Ouagadougou for the south.
Months of tension erupted into violence on Thursday after Compaore attempted to prolong his hold on one of West Africa’s poorest nations.
Bowing to pressure, he had earlier agreed to step down next year befo…
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