Burkina Faso minister: 36 months "realistic" for transition to democracy

Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Thursday a 36-month period of transition to democracy proposed by the country's military junta was "realistic" given its stated objective to restore security to the country.

"It is a realistic period," said Olivia Rouamba, who was appointed by the junta.

West African regional bloc ECOWAS had called on the junta to shorten the transition period or risk sanctions.

By Reuters