Burkina Faso appoints new PM

10:56, April 20, 2011      

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Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore on Monday night appointed Luc Adolphe Tiao as the country's new prime minister to replace Tertius Zongo.

Tiao was formerly the Burkina Faso ambassador to France.

He once served as head of Burkina Faso Journalists' Association (AJB) and as chairman of the Supreme Council of Communication.

Tiao had also served as secretary general of the communication ministry between 1990 and 1992.

The new prime minister is expected to quickly resolve the mutiny by some soldiers in the country and the demonstrations by students and workers.

Burkina Faso has witnessed a mutiny by soldiers, demonstration by students demanding for justice and truth for their colleagues who died in suspect circumstances and workers who complain about high commodity prices.

Source: Xinhua
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