Thursday, September 17, 2015

Burkina Faso: Presidential guard 'dissolves' interim government

Burkina Faso's transitional government has been dissolved by the presidential guard (RSP).

A member of the RSP has appeared on state TV and announced that all transitional institutions have been dissolved.

It is the first announcement by the RSP since they seized the interim President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Isaac Zida at a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace in the capital, Ouagadougou.

So it looks like this is a coup.

The move comes two days after a commission recommended the disbanding of the RSP.

Violent mass protests that included setting parliament on fire forced long-serving Mr Compaore out of office in October 2014.

Source: BBC

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