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Burkina Faso president arrives in Ivory Coast

Marcel Amon Tanoh, the direct of the cabinet of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, said Compaore had arrived in the Ivory Coast, even without mentioning the date of his entry to the country or his location.

01.11.2014
Burkina Faso president arrives in Ivory Coast

By Fulbert Yao

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast

Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore and his family had arrived in the Ivory Coast, a source from the presidency of the Ivory Coast said Saturday.

In a statement broadcast by state TV, Marcel Amon Tanoh, the direct of the cabinet of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara, said Compaore had arrived in the country, even without mentioning the date of his entry to the country or his exact location.

Media sources, meanwhile, told Anadolu Agency that Compaore had arrived in Yamoussoukro, the capital of the Ivory Coast.

However, sources from Burkina Faso told the agency that Compaore had arrived in Po, a city in southeastern Burkina Faso on the border with Ghana.

The sources added that the president of Burkina Faso had most likely changed his direction to the Ivory Coast, instead of Ghana, and that Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara had sent him a helicopter to take him and his family to his country.

Lieutenant-colonel Isaac Zida, who declared himself transitional president of Burkina Faso, meanwhile, said Compaore was in good health and that he was in a safe place.

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