Burkina Faso’s president appointed a new prime minister on Monday, three days after the surprise resignation of the West African nation’s government.
President Roch Kabore nominated Christophe Dabire, a former Commissioner for the West African Economic and Monetary Union.
Dabire was also formerly the Health Minister, Secondary Education Minister and President of the National Assembly’s finance and budget committee.
Dabire, a seasoned economist and experienced politician, is expected to appoint a new cabinet in the next few days.
His predecessor, Paul Kaba Thieba, and his ministers gave no reasons for the cabinet’s resignation on January 18.
In Burkina Faso, which borders the Sahel region in the North, attacks by alleged militants have become increasingly frequent.
According to a UN index, Burkina Faso is one of the poorest countries in the world.