Burkina Faso authorities name Michel Kafando as transitional president
17 November 2014, 08:13
Ouagadougou - Authorities in Burkina Faso named former foreign minister Michel Kafando as transitional president on Monday in an important step towards returning the West African country to democracy after a brief military takeover.
Kafando was chosen as part of a charter hammered out after long-time President Blaise Compaore was toppled on October 31 after mass protests. Compaore was replaced a day later by Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida.