West African presidents open talks with Burkina's military leader

November 5, 2014 2:35 PM

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West African presidents open talks with Burkina's military leader

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - A delegation of West African presidents opened talks with Burkina Faso's new military leader on Wednesday to plot a path to a civilian-led transition in the wake of the resignation of longtime ruler Blaise Compaore last week.

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama, the current chairman of the West African regional bloc ECOWAS, met briefly behind closed doors with Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida, who was appointed as interim head of state by the army on Saturday.

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