Topic and Guest: Today Africa Now! provides an update on the political crisis in Burkina Faso. Last week on September 16 Presidential Guards (RSP) in Burkina Faso overthrew the interim government of President Michael Kafando. The country was scheduled to have elections on October 11 completing the transition from Blaise Compaore. At the end of October 2014 mass protests by a broad-based movement with strong youth presence at the helm, led to the ouster of former President Blaise Compaore. Compaore had been in power for 27 years after organizing the overthrow and killing of popular Pan-Africanist leader Thomas Sankara. As Africa Now! goes on the air the West African leaders from Nigeria, Senegal, Niger, Togo, Benin and Ghana are in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou to finalize the truce signed between interim government and the coup leaders in Abuja late Tuesday night (last night). The deal restored the interim civilian government. Just a few hours ago President Michael Kafando has been formally reinstated. Joining us to discuss the crisis in Burkina Faso is Mr. Paul Sankara.
Mr. Paul Sankara, Member of the Committee against Impunity in Burkina Faso, brother of Thomas Sankara.
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