Burkina Faso Political Crisis

Opposition leaders and members of civil society met Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to establish ground rules for a transitional government and what they expect from its leader after the country's president of 27 years resigned last week amid mounting opposition to his bid to seek yet another term in office. 

To learn more about this topic, visit AP news story, Burkina Faso Leaders Meet to Discuss Transition, by Brahima Ouedrago.

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a protester hold up a bullet as they go on a rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed the parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)


 

 

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