Burkina factions, army agree on make-up of transitional authority

  • World
  • Friday, 14 Nov 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Yacouba Isaac Zida meets with opposition leaders in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, November 2, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Military, opposition parties, civil and religious leaders on Thursday adopted a charter creating the framework for a transitional government in Burkina Faso after a popular uprising forced longtime President Blaise Compaore from power.

The authority, which was approved unanimously, will return the West African nation to civilian rule and guide it to elections late next year.

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