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Burkina Faso Reaches Deal on Transition, Civilian Handover

It has been two weeks since what many in Burkina Faso are calling the “revolution” that pushed out longtime president Blaise Compaore. The military, politicians and civil society have finally agreed on the framework for a transition. The next step is to choose the interim civilian president, a process that local analysts say could take at least a week. In Ouagadougou, there was joy and sighs of relief when the charter for the transition passed late Thursday after a week of haggling — a...

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