WorldViews: Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader resigns — and why it matters

By Adam Taylor, October 31, 2014

The current crisis in Burkina Faso largely comes down to one fact: Blaise Compaoré, the president of the landlocked West African state, came to power in a 1987 coup d'etat, and -- despite a 2000 constitutional amendment that limits presidents to two five-year terms -- had led the country ever since.

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