Burkina Faso Political Crisis

Photos by Theo Renaut

Opposition leaders and members of civil society met Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 in Burkina Faso, West Africa, to establish ground rules for a transitional government and what they expect from its leader after the country’s president of 27 years resigned last week amid mounting opposition to his bid to seek yet another term in office. 

To learn more about this topic, visit AP news story, Burkina Faso Leaders Meet to Discuss Transition, by Brahima Ouedrago.

Below is a selection of images from photographer Theo Renaut who is currently covering the event in Burkina Faso. 


Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama, center rear, shake hands with people after arriving in Burkina Faso, with Lt. Col. Issac Yacouba Zida, left rear, at the airport in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

Burkina Faso army Gen. Kwame Lougue, center, with a armed guard at the state television studios, after he entered without speaking to journalists who were waiting for a announcement by opposition politician Saran Sereme, shorty after gun shots were heard outside the building in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)


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Burkina Faso Lt. Col. Issac Yacouba Zida, center, shakes the hand of Mossi emperor Mogho Naaba, leader of the Mossi tribe and the largest ethnicity in the country, in the city of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

A protestor throws a rock at a line of police officers as he and others demonstrate against Burkina Faso’s president seeking another term in office, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Police used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse an opposition protest in Burkina Faso’s capital, as tensions increase ahead of a vote this week on whether the country’s longtime president can seek another term. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, a protester hold up a bullet as they go on a rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime President Blaise Compaore who seeks another term, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Protesters stormed the parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

People gather near a government building as they await the announcement of a new interim leader in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. An army general stepped into the vacuum left in Burkina Faso on Friday by the resignation President Blaise Compaore, who ended his 27-year reign under pressure from violent protests. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

Burkina Faso Lt. Col. Issac Yacouba Zida, center, leaves a government building after meeting with political leaders in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. International envoys tried Tuesday to resolve Burkina Faso’s political crisis, with the specter of a power vacuum looming after the country’s longtime president fled last week. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)


 

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Lead Image Caption: A Burkina Faso Policeman try’s to extinguish a fire as he and others clash with protesters as they demonstrate against their longtime president that seeks another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. Police used tear gas on Tuesday to disperse an opposition protest in Burkina Faso’s capital, as tensions increase ahead of a vote this week on whether the country’s longtime president can seek another term. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

 

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