Burkina Faso`s interim leader Michel Kafando has recalled 10 ambassadors who were appointed by his ousted predecessor and were seen as having close ties to the old regime, the transitional authorities said Monday.
The government of Burkina Faso has ordered former president Thomas Sankara`s corpse to be exhumed, potentially rekindling controversy over the 1987 assassination of one of Africa`s most idolised leaders.
Burkina Faso authorities issued a decree on Sunday announcing an interim government, with President Michel Kafando and prime minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida also taking on the key ministries of foreign affairs and defence.
Burkina Faso`s former president Blaise Compaore, who was toppled in a popular uprising last month, will stay in Morocco for a limited period after fleeing his country, the Moroccan government said on Friday.
Burkina Faso`s deposed president Blaise Compaore arrived in Morocco from Ivory Coast, where he has been in exile since his ouster in a popular revolt last month, the Moroccan foreign ministry announced early Friday.
Burkina Faso`s former ambassador to the UN, Michel Kafando, has been sworn in as the country`s interim president, to serve during a transitional period until general elections are held in November 2015.