Men in front of burning cars, near the Burkina Faso's Parliament
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Burkina Faso riots: State of emergency declared

Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament.

Mr Compaore declared a state of emergency on Thursday and pledged to open talks with the opposition in a bid to defuse protests it was reported locally.

Lebo Diseko reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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