Burkina Faso court throws out ex-president arrest warrant

April 28, 2016 10:36 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – An appeals court in Burkina Faso has thrown out an international arrest warrant for former President Blaise Compaore.

Last year, a military tribunal issued the warrant against Compaore, who was forced to resign in late 2014 amid a popular insurrection after nearly three decades in power.

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