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72 Year Old Diplomat Michel Kafando is Burkina Faso’s Interim President

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Michel Kafando

Michel Kafando

Following the ultimatum given to Burkina Faso by the African Union to select an interim leader by Monday or be sanctioned, the country has made it’s choice.

Michel Kafando, a 72-year-old diplomat, has been chosen as Burkina Faso’s interim president, Daily Nation reports. He will rule the country until November 2015, when elections will be held.

Kafando once served as the country’s foreign affairs minister from 1981 to 1982. He also served as the country’s ambassador to the United Nations from 1998 to 2011.

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4 Comments

  1. Emy

    November 17, 2014 at 10:50 am

    The younger ones are not yet born. Something is definitely wrong with Africa. 72? Papa migwor sir!

  2. Memx

    November 17, 2014 at 11:16 am

    How inclusive was this choice made? Who and who are the country in this case?

    • Jen

      November 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm

      Google is your friend in case you don’t know. You are welcome darling!

  3. NagosBigBoi

    November 17, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    I would hope that at 72 he would not have ambitions to run for office and thus try to derail the transition.
    @Memx…..I do not understand your question on inclusiveness of the choice……the news has been clear on what group would be doing the choosing. The “interim” tag pretty much says: dude…..u r not the elected choice of the people……….

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