Anti-government protesters chant slogans in front of army headquarters in Ouagadougou
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Burkina Faso protesters 'want Gen Traore to step down'

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore has announced his resignation, following violent protests at his attempt to extend his 27-year rule.

Military chief Gen Honore Traore said he had taken over as head of state "in line with constitutional measures".

However protesters in the capital Ouagadougou are demanding Gen Traore step down, believing him to be too close to the outgoing president.

Laeila Adjovi reports.

  • 31 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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