Thursday, 24 September 2015

Democracy returns to Burkina Faso after coup leaders back down, restore interim president

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Democratic rule has been restored in Burkina Faso after the coup leaders backed down and relinquished power. This comes 24 hours after ECOWAS leaders led by President Buhari met in Abuja and decided to intervene in the crisis rocking the country.

General Gilbert Diendere, who last week staged the coup in Burkina Faso, formally handed over power to the interim Civilian president, Michel Kafando. The handing over ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Osinbajo and some other ECOWAS leaders

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