Could Burkina Faso protests signal end of president's 27-year rule?

October 30, 2014 5:28 PM

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Could Burkina Faso protests signal end of president's 27-year rule?

With parts of the military joining the uprising, the protests against President Blaise Campaore running for a fifth term are likely to bring to a rocky close the tenure of one of Africa’s longest-standing rulers.

A week of escalating protests in Burkina Faso exploded into violence Thursday as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets against an attempt by longstanding President Blaise Campaore to extend his 27-year rule.

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