Power handoff timetable unclear in Burkina Faso after president steps down amid protests

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Political upheaval ensued in the West African nation of Burkina Faso after the resignation of the embattled president. Many people are upset that the country is controlled by the military.

The army promises to hand back power to a transitional government, but it remains unclear when that will happen.

The United Nations, the European Union, and the United States have all joined African leaders in demanding a speedy transfer of power back to civilian rule.

CCTV’s Kofa Mrenje reports.
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Power handoff timetable unclear in Burkina Faso after president steps down amid protests

Political upheaval ensued in the West African nation of Burkina Faso after the resignation of the embattled president. Many people are upset that the country is controlled by the military. CCTV's Kofa Mrenje reports.

The tension in Burkina Faso has spread to the state broadcaster. Gunfire erupted as opposition politician Saran Sereme tried to announce that she was in charge of the country.
CCTV’s Maria Galang reports.

Gunfire outside Burkina Faso state broadcaster after political upheaval

The tension in Burkina Faso has spread to the state broadcaster. Gunfire erupted as opposition politician Saran Sereme tried to announce that she was in charge of the country. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports.