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31.10.2014 Burkina Faso

Army official announces ouster of Burkina president

By AFP
Army official claims Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has been ousted.  By  (AFP)Army official claims Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has been ousted. By (AFP)
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Ouagadougou (AFP) - An army official claimed on Friday that Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore had been ousted.

"Compaore is no longer in power," Colonel Boureima Farta told tens of thousands of protesters who erupted in cheers in front of the army headquarters.

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