Burkina Faso’s military resolves dispute, backs Zida

For much of the 24 hours after Burkina Faso’s president stepped down, it wasn’t clear who was in charge of the country. The military now appears to have resolved a dispute between two officers claiming power.

Senior officers in Burkina Faso’s military announced on Saturday that they had agreed to back a lieutenant-colonel to lead a transitional government ahead of fresh elections.

“Lieutenant-Colonel Yacouba Issaac Zida has been elected unanimously to lead the transition period opened after the departure of President Blaise Compaore,” read a statement issued after the officers met in the capital, Ouagadougou to resolve a dispute between Zida and General Honore Traore over who should take power.

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