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"As Of Today, Burkina Faso's President Is No Longer In Power"- Colonel Boureima Farta

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Today, Military chief Gen Honore Traore Has taken over as head of state in line with constitutional measures
Honore Traore, centre, 31 Oct
Gen Honore Traore
 Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore who as clinched onto power since 1987, for 27 years, and had rejected calls to step down following angry demonstrations over plans to amend the constitution to allow him to extend his rule has resigned, prompting an outburst of cheers from protesters demanding his resignation.
Protesters in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou

"As of today, Compaore is no longer in power," Colonel Boureima Farta told tens of thousands of protesters who had gathered in front of the army headquarters.
People celebrate in Ouagadougou, 31 Oct

Farta spoke to the crowd shortly after noon, hoisted on the shoulders of other officers.

Welcomed development! African leaders want to stay in power forever, stealing from the poor. This is a good example to some of those leaders that have been in power for ages... Next is the president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe.

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