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September 23, 2015

Burkina interim president officially restored to power after coup

Burkina interim president officially restored to power after coup

Burkina Faso’s interim leader Michel Kafando was officially restored to power at a ceremony attended by regional heads of state on Wednesday, a week after a coup by an elite army unit.

Kafando, who has led the landlocked west African country through its transition since a popular uprising last year deposed the former president, said “his main objective” now was to organise a general election.