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Burkina Faso Leader to Hand Power to Transitional Body

Burkina Faso's interim leader Isaac Zida said on Monday that the army would cede power to a transition government headed by a consensual leader, in a bid to calm accusations that he had seized power in a military coup. The country's longtime president Blaise Compaore stepped down last week after two days of mass protests over his bid to extend his rule. On Saturday, the military appointed Lieutenant Colonel Zida in a move criticized by opposition politicians and Western powers...

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