Burkina Faso appoints new heads for 25 ministries

Xinhua
November 24,2014

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso appointed heads for 25 ministers after the authorities announced on Sunday a new transitional government, with Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, who is prime minister, appointed as defense minister.

The new government is in hope of guiding the country to elections next year.

Interim civilian President Michel Kafando will also be foreign minister while the military will take on the key interior ministry, according to a decree.

Burkina Faso’s former President Blaise Compaore fled to Ivory Coast after protesters took to the streets in late October against his attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African state.

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