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Burkina Faso president steps down, calls for elections

Burkina Faso president steps down, calls for elections

October 31, 2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Oct 31 — Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced today that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule. His resignation came as tens of thousands of protesters demanded that he quit immediately after a day of unrest that saw mass demonstrations, with protesters storming and setting fire to parliament. Observers have drawn a parallel between the protests and the Arab Spring, while the situation is... Read more

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