Burkina Faso's President Has Resigned; What's Next?
With the resignation of Burkina Faso's president amid protests, the country faces a hazy future in foreign relations and influence on other nations.By Jake Godin | November 1, 2014
After failing to extend his rule to a fifth term, President Blaise Compaore of Burkima Faso stepped down amid violent protests Friday, ending one of Africa's longest presidencies.
The protests which forced Compaore out came to a head Thursday when demonstrators set fire to the parliament building after Compaore attempted to change the constitution to allow him to serve another 5-year term. (Video via BBC)
Compaore was serving his 27th consecutive year as president, a term which started in the 1987 coup which killed Thomas Sankara, a man known as "Africa's Che Guevara." (Video via Institut national de l'audiovisuel)