Receive Breaking News updates as they occur
Deposed Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore is currently in a luxury hotel in Ivory Coast's capital Yamoussoukro, witnesses said Saturday. "The services of the President hotel in Yamoussoukro served him (Compaore) dinner yesterday (Friday) and breakfast this morning (Saturday)," according to a hotel employee. Rival military factions laid claim to power in Burkina Faso on Saturday after Compoare fled following days of violent unrest over plans to extend his 27-year rule. The leader of a group of young army officers, Isaac Zida, declared himself in charge, dismissing as "obsolete" an earlier such bid by the army chief and close ally of the ousted president.