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Burkina Faso army told to hand over power

The African Union (AU) has given Burkina Faso's military a two-week deadline to hand power to a civilian ruler or face sanctions.

The AU said the army had acted unconstitutionally when it took over after President Blaise Compaore was forced to resign on Friday.

The military said a civilian-led transitional government would be established as quickly as possible.

Laeila Adjovi reports from the capital, Ouagadougou.

  • 03 Nov 2014
  • From the section Africa
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