Burkina Faso interim government sets election date

After all the turmoil of the failed coup last month, the interim government of Burkina Faso has now confirmed that the delayed presidential and parliamentary elections will go ahead on 29 November.

Outskirts of Ougadougou,  capital of Burkina Faso.

Outskirts of Ougadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Image by Jurgen / CC BY 2.0

The polls are seen as a key step on the country's road to democracy, a year after a popular uprising ousted that nation’s long-time leader Blaise Compaore. Read more: nation.co.ke

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