Burkina Faso Swears In New President

Mr Kabore was sworn in at a sports center in Quagadougou attended by 5,000 people.
Mr Kabore was sworn in at a sports center in Quagadougou attended by 5,000 people.

Mr Kabore was sworn in at a sports center in Quagadougou attended by 5,000 people.

Roch Marc Christian Kabore was sworn in as Burkina Faso’s president on Tuesday, completing the troubled west African state’s transition after the overthrow of its long time ruler, Blaise Compaore. Burkina Faso’s new leader hailed the “heroes” of the 2014 uprising that ousted Compaore and pledged to “reform institutions and modernise the government, for more social justice, democracy and freedom.” Regional leaders from Benin, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger and Senegal were on hand for the event attended by some 5,000 people at a sports center in the capital Quagadougou. Kabore, 58, served as minister several times and Prime minister in 1994-96, making him a fixture in Compaore’s regime, but he ultimately became one of the leading figures of the opposition that helped oust the longtime leader from power.

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