Anti-government protesters loot the parliament building
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Burkina Faso president defies calls to step down

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, following a day of violent protests demanding his resignation.

Earlier, demonstrators angered by his bid to extend his 27-year rule torched parliament and government buildings.

Mr Compaore said he would hand over power once the transitional government had completed its 12-month term.

Donna Larsen reports.

  • 31 Oct 2014
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