Burkina Faso to appoint interim govt within 72 hours: prime minister Zida - CNBC Africa

Burkina Faso to appoint interim govt within 72 hours: prime minister Zida

Western Africa

by Reuters 0

Burkina Faso's newly appointed prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida said that a government would be announced "within 72 hours".

The deputy head of the presidential guard was briefly head of state after mass protests toppled long-serving President Blaise Compaore who fled the West African country on 31 October.

Zida agreed to step down amid pressure for a return to civilian rule and earlier this week former foreign minister Michel Kafando was appointed interim president.

(READ MORE: Kafando sworn in as Burkina Faso transitional president)

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