General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso's armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.
Burkina Faso's military chief General Honore Traore
Burkina Faso's military chief General Honore Traore, center, speaks at a news conference announcing his takeover of power at army headquarters in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oct. 31, 2014.
People celebrate in the capital Ouagadougou after Burkina Faso's embattled President Blaise Compaore announced he was stepping down, Oct. 31, 2014.
Anti-government protesters gather in the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, Oct. 31, 2014.