Former Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore, who has been under house arrest since being deposed in a military coup in January, has been allowed to return to his family home, the country’s interim government announced on Wednesday.
West African leaders asked the junta last month to release the ex-president and set a “more acceptable” timeline for the country’s return to democracy than the current 36-month transition period agreed upon internally after the coup.
Kabore will return to his residence in the capital Ougadougou on Wednesday, according to the interim government, who added that security measures would be put in place to “ensure his safety.”
The junta has so far resisted pressure from the West African bloc ECOWAS to relinquish power in less than three years, saying its priority is to restore security in the insurgent-hit country.
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