Burkina Faso President Michel Kafando and PM Yacouba Isaac Zida taken hostage

“The president, prime minister and several government officials of Burkina Faso are being held hostage by rogue members of the presidential guard. The hostage situation has been condemned by the UN Security Council, which is demanding their immediate release.”

“According to the Voice of America, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he was outraged by what he calls a “flagrant violation” of the country’s constitution. Interim President Michel Kafando, Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and other government minister were reportedly arrested by presidential guard members who support ousted President Blaise Compaore.”



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