BURKINA FASO: ‘ FORMER UN AMBASSADOR MICHAEL KAFANDO BECOMES INTERIM LEADER ‘

#AceWorldNews – BURKINA FASO – Nov.17 – Burkina Faso’s former ambassador to the UN, Michel Kafando, will be in charge of a civilian transitional government after the military briefly seized control of the country last month, AP said.

'MICHAEL KAFANDO'

‘MICHAEL KAFANDO’

Kafando, 72, was named early Monday as transitional president until elections to be held in a year.

President Blaise Compaore, who ruled for nearly three decades, fled office earlier this month amid rising opposition protests.

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