Protesters demand scrapping of Burkina Faso presidential guard

February 7, 2015 5:36 PM

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Hundreds of people protested on Saturday in Burkina Faso calling for the dissolution of the presidential guard, a powerful unit within the military that earlier this week called for the prime minister to resign.

The military's meddling in politics has exposed divisions within the transitional authorities due to guide Burkina Faso to elections later this year after former president Blaise Compaore was forced to step down last year amid mass protests.

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