Street protests in Burkina Faso prompt minister's resignation

November 25, 2014 5:24 PM

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Street protests in Burkina Faso prompt minister's resignation

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - A minister in Burkina Faso's transitional government seen as close to former President Blaise Compaore's administration resigned on Tuesday following two days of protests over his appointment, the prime minister's office said.

The resignation is an early test for the West African country's new leaders President Michel Kafando and Prime Minister Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida who will lead until elections planned in 2015.

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