Diplomat Michel Kafando chosen as Burkina Faso's interim president

Burkina Faso's opposition leader Zephirin Diabre (left) and army-appointed leader, Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida (centre) with other senior military personnel pose with religious chiefs after the signing of a transition charter in Ouagadogou on November 16, 2014. Machel Kafando was named Burkina Faso's interim president. AFP PHOTO

What you need to know:

  • Kafando, one of four candidates, was selected after several hours of negotiation.
  • He replaces President Blaise Compaore who was toppled in October 31 following mass protests.



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