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Burkina Faso Youth Network Says Lawmakers Pay Cut Not Enough

A civil society leader in Burkina Faso has welcomed a decision by members of that country’s parliament to cut their salaries by 50 percent, from $3,675 per month to $1,936.   The vice president of the National Transitional Council, which was created after mass protests drove President Blaise Compaore from power, said the council was responding to the wishes of the people. But Issaka Traore, a member of Reseau Barke, a network of youth organizations, said the salary cut should have...

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