African leaders in talks about modalities of Burkina Faso transition

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

Efforts by African leaders to engage Burkinabe stakeholders in support of a consensual, civilian-led transition have been welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

The Chairperson of the African Union, President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz travelled to the capital Ougadougou along with the Presidents of Mauritania, Senegal and Togo.

Burkina Faso has been facing a political crisis since President Blaise Compaoré resigned and protests continued after the military seized power.

UN Deputy-Spokesperson, Farhan Haq has more.

"The Secretary-General continues to follow closely the situation in Burkina Faso.  He welcomes the ongoing discussions on the modalities of the transition process. He encourages all Burkinabe stakeholders to finalize this document as soon as possible. The Secretary-General commends the ongoing efforts of the joint UN-AU-ECOWAS mediation."  (19″)

Political parties in the West African country reportedly agreed to a one year political transition to be followed by elections in November 2015.

Stephanie Castro, United Nations.

Duration:  1’03″

 

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