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

Mr Compaore issued a statement saying the presidency was now vacant and urging elections within 90 days.

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

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  • 31 Oct 2014
  • From the section Africa
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