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AU Ready to Help Restore Democracy in Burkina Faso

Peter Clottey The African Union (AU) says it is ready to work with leaders and stakeholders in Burkina Faso in order to expedite the transition process to quickly return to a constitutional rule. Burkina Faso has closed its borders with neighboring countries after protesters forced long-time President Blaise Compaore to flee into exile after stepping down last Friday. The AU has since sent a team of officials to help the country to maintain peace and stability as well as to ensure Burkina Faso maintains its territorial integrity, according to AU spokesman El-Ghassim Wane. “We are closely following the situation, and we have…