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Burkina Excludes ex-President's Allies from Legislative Election

Burkina Faso's constitutional council has declared more than 40 people linked to former President Blaise Compaore's ruling alliance ineligible for an October legislative election. The West African country, currently ruled by a transitional government, will also choose on Oct. 11 a successor for Compaore who was toppled by street protests as he sought to modify the constitution in order to extend his 27-year rule. Many of the candidates for both the legislative and presidential...

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