16 Apr '11, 2am

Burkina Faso leader dissolves government amid mutiny: OUAGADOUGOU: Mutinous soldiers took to the streets of the

Burkina Faso leader dissolves government amid mutiny: OUAGADOUGOU: Mutinous soldiers took to the streets of the

OUAGADOUGOU: Mutinous soldiers took to the streets of the Burkina Faso capital in a second night of protests Saturday even as President Blaise Compaore dissolved his government and named a new army chief. Seeking to reassert his authority after a mutiny by his personal guard and mass streets protests Thursday and Friday, Compaore announced that "the secretaries-general of the ministries will be in charge of current affairs" until a new cabinet of ministers is appointed on a date he did not specify. The president, 60, also named Colonel-Major Honore Nabere Traore as army chief to replace General Dominique Djindjere. Overnight Friday soldiers from two Ouagadougou barracks fired shots in the air and shouted war cries as they marched or sped through the streets after 10:00 pm (2200 GMT). The reason for the latest protests by troops stationed according to witnesses at the Guill...

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