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Burkina Faso swears in new president

Burkina Faso swears in new president

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has sworn in newly elected President Roch Marc Kabore.

58 year old Kabore is the country’s new leader for the first time in nearly three decades after the ousting of former president Blaise Compaore. Kabore was elected president in an election held in late November.

Kabore, a former prime minister in Compaore’s government won a majority in the first round of voting.

''I must let you know that we inherit a context that is not simple at all in terms of economy and finance so we have challenge ahead of us.''

The swearing ceremony held in a sports centre in the capital Ouagadougou was heavily attended by African leaders from Ghana, Senegal, Mali, among others.

During the ceremony, Kabore said his government will ensure there is effective change so as to reform the institutions and modernise the administration for better social justice, democracy and liberty.

‘‘I must let you know that we inherit a context that is not simple at all in terms of economy and finance so we have challenge ahead of us and with the government we are going to work towards taking on those challenges,” Kabore said.

This new government in seen as a vital key on the West African country’s road to democracy.

The landlocked country, entered into turmoil in October 2014 after Veteran leader Compaore was deposed when he tried to extend his 27 year rule.

Since then the country has been on a transitional government that aided to set the long awaited election which had to be postponed due to an attempted coup in September that lasted less than a week.

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