Burkina Faso President resigns; military now in charge

October 31, 2014 3:56 PM

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Burkina Faso President resigns; military now in charge

(CNN) -- Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

Gen. Honore Nabere Traore, the head of Burkina Faso's military, said Friday that he has taken over presidential duties and that he will lead the country through a political transition and elections.

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