Blaise Compaore steps down

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Embattled Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore has stepped down, an

army spokesperson has said.

The army spokesperson according to the BBC, told the crowd gathered in

front of the army headquarters on Friday that Mr Compaore had left


According to the Agence France-Presse (AFP), there were cheers and

jubilation from the crowd after the announcement.

Blaise Compaore on Thursday said he would serve the rest of his tenure

which officially ends in November 2015 and promised not to contest


But the opposition and the protesters rejected his proposition until

the latest development.

Blaise Compaore is reportedly calling for fresh elections in the next

three months.

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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