France's Hollande praises peaceful Burkina transition as model for Africa

November 29, 2014 4:44 PM

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France's Hollande praises peaceful Burkina transition as model for Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande warned African leaders on Saturday against trying to hang on to power, praising peaceful political transitions in Burkina Faso and Tunisia as positive examples to the continent.

Addressing African heads of state at the opening of a two-day summit of Francophone nations in the Senegalese capital Dakar, Hollande also said that France would continue to support regional efforts to fight Islamic militants.

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