Thursday, 17 September 2015

Bukina Faso military says take power,dissolves govt.(photos)

 The Burkina Faso military in a TV broadcast today said it had stripped interim President Michel Kafando of his functions and dissolved the government.A one-time powerful aide to deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore was appointed head of a new ruling authority set up on Thursday after the country's presidential guard declared a coup.General Gilbert Diendere, Compaore's former chief-of-staff, will lead the National Council for Democracy, it said in a statement, a day after the west African nation's interim president and senior government members were arrested.
The statement announced a nationwide curfew from to 7:00 pm (1900 GMT) until 6:00 am, with land and air borders cclosed until further notice.

Men look for members of the presidential guard after hearing gunfire in Ouagadougou
A man holds bullet cases he said were shot by the presidential guard in Ouagadougou
People gather at the Place de la Nation in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on September 16, 2015, hours after the interim president and prime minister were detained at the presidential palace by guards loyal to ousted leader Blaise Compaore
A man runs after hearing gunfire in Ouagadougou
People on motor bikes used as taxi drive around following demonstrations near the presidential palace after soldiers arrested Burkina Faso’s transitional president and prime minister in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Soldiers arrested the two transitional leaders Wednesday, raising fears of a coup just weeks before the country was to hold an election to replace its longtime leader who was ousted in a popular uprising late last year. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)
People ride bicycles and motorcycles on a street in Ouagadougou
People protesting against the presidential guard block the traffic in Ouagadougou
Burkina Faso President Michel Kafondo and PM Isaac Zida arrive at a memorial service for six people who died during the recent popular uprising in Ouagadougou
Head of Burkina Faso's presidential guard Diendere waits for his chauffeur to arrive after the swearing-in ceremony of newly named President Kafondo in Ouagadougou
Source:Yahoo News.

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