Face of Blaise Compaore in foreground, background protesters on the street faced by soldiers
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Burkina Faso protests: Compaore's 27 years as president

Protesters are gathering for a second day in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou, calling on President Blaise Compaore to resign immediately.

They are angry at Mr Compaore, who responded to a day of violence by saying he would stay in power for a further year under a transitional government

BBC News looks back at his 27 years in power.

  • 31 Oct 2014
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