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Burkina Faso appoints military leader as prime minister

Burkina Faso authorities appointed Lt Col Isaac Zida as a transitional prime minister after the army officer declared himself head of state on Tuesday, reports the BBC.

The agreement states that Zida will assume power over a yearlong transition to elections The newly appointed head of state is expected to hold talks on forming a transitional government.

See our earlier posts:

Burkina Faso announces interim president (17 November 2014)

Transition plan to civilian led rule agreed in Burkina Faso (14 Nov 2014)

African Union issues ultimatum to Burkina Faso army (03 Nov 2014)

Burkina Faso sees third leader in 24 hours (01 Nov 2014)

Burkina Faso president resigns amid protests (31 Oct 2014)