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Burkina Faso Swears-in New President

Burkina Faso Swears-in New President

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A former banker has been sworn in as Burkina Faso’s president in front of thousands of cheering supporters. Roch Marc Christian Kabore won elections last month, the first since long-serving ruler Blaise Compaore was ousted in a popular uprising last year.

Mr Kabore was an ally of Mr Compaore before the two fell out.

About 20 soldiers were detained on Monday for plotting to free the jailed leader of September’s short-lived coup, Gen Gilbert Diendere, officials said.

Several African heads of state attended Mr Kabore’s inauguration in the capital, Ouagadougou. Mr Kabore said he would defend the constitution and “ensure justice for all.”

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