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Colonel Named Transitional PM in Burkina Faso

The army officer who briefly seized power in Burkina Faso has been named prime minister of the country's transitional government. The appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida was announced Wednesday, a day after new interim President Michel Kafando was sworn in. There was no immediate reaction from the African Union, which had threatened sanctions against Burkina Faso unless Zida returned power to a civilian-led government. The army named Zida head of state on November 1...

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