Burkina to review presidential guard's role amid row with premier

February 5, 2015 3:00 PM

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Burkina to review presidential guard's role amid row with premier

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso has said it will review the presidential guard's role in a bid to defuse a row between Prime Minister Isaac Zida and the elite corps frustrated by his efforts to cut its pay and curtail its influence.

The announcement came after Zida unexpectedly canceled a cabinet meeting on Wednesday following calls from within the guard for him to resign and abandon efforts to reduce its size and pay, military sources said.

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