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Burkina Faso President Resigns, Army Chief Takes Power

Burkina Faso's army chief announced he had taken power in the country following the resignation of longtime president Blaise Compaore. General Honore Traore told reporters in Ouagadougou Friday that he is in charge of the West African nation.  Traore first exerted power on Thursday, when he announced plans for a transitional government and ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew after violent protests in the cqapital against Compaore. Local media broadcast a resignation statement in...

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