Burkina Faso: All Governors sacked, as opposition leaves INEC
Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has replaced all the governors in the country, following a cabinet meeting.
West Africa’s number one cotton producer has been struggling with public unrest and army mutinies since February.
Protests started when a young man was killed in controversial circumstances.
The unrest was then taken up by a wide range of sectors, but it is the series of army mutinies, which began in March, which is seen as the most serious threat to Compaore's rule.
Meanwhile, Burkina Faso's opposition UNIR-PS has withdrawn from the country’s National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC).
Fidel Kietega is the spokesperson of the opposition and he’s been telling WADR's Elisabeth-Laure Njipwo the reason for their withdrawal.Tweet