Burkina Faso: President And Premier Arrested
Ouagadougou (Information24.com) – Troopers on Wednesday interrupted a cupboard assembly in Burkina Faso, detaining President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Isaac Zida, the radio station Omega FM reported.
In addition they arrested a number of ministers.
Kafando was chosen interim president in October after the ousting of Blaise Compaore.
Initially, Zida, the second-in-command of the presidential guard, had taken energy when Compaore fled to Ivory Coast on October 31 after huge demonstrations demanding an finish to his 27-year rule.
The African Union threatened Burkina Faso with sanctions until energy was handed over to civilians, and an settlement was reached on a transitional interval within the run-up to elections due in November.