OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Burkina Faso's transitional government is holding its first Cabinet meeting since it was reinstalled following a coup more than a week ago.
Interim President Michel Kafando met with interim Prime Minister Yacouba Isaac Zida and ministers Friday at the prime minister's office. Armored vehicles surrounded the building. Cabinet meetings normally take place at the presidential palace, where the two interim leaders had been arrested by the presidential guard on Sept. 16.
They were put back into power Wednesday after coup leader Gen. Gilbert Diendere stepped down at the order of regional bloc, the Economic Community of West African States, and under pressure from the military. Kafando must now organize elections to install a democratic government in Burkina Faso. The vote was originally scheduled for Oct. 11.