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President of Bukina Faso resigns following riot, military takes over

The President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Campaore has resigned from office following yesterday’s massive protest by people who have been against the elongation of his 27 years tenure. In a statement released today, Campaore said his seat was vacant and urged his people to conduct an election within the next 90 days.

Mr Compaore had earlier said he’d stay in power until a transitional government had completed its work in 2015, a posture the opposition parties and the army refused, forcing him to resign from power. His whereabouts happens to be unknown
Meanwhile, Bukina Faso’s army chief Nabere Honore Traore has absorbed power and has instituted a transitional body that will conduct elections for the seat of the president within the next 90 days.

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  1. Babatunde Prince

    After 27 years !! He should have changed it to Monachy rule !