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Burkina Faso MPs Agree to 50 Percent Pay Cut

Burkina Faso's interim lawmakers have agreed to halve their pay after local unions and rights groups complained their $3,000 per month salary was too high for one of the poorest nations on earth. The National Transitional Council (CNT), made up of politicians, soldiers and civil society leaders, was put in place late last year after former president Blaise Compaore stepped aside amid mass protests over his bid to change the constitution to stay in power. Honore Nombre, vice...

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