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November 01, 1987

Two weeks after seizing power in a coup, Capt. Blaise Compaore appointed himself head of state of the West African nation of Burkina Faso and made sweeping changes in the Cabinet. An official statement said Compaore, 35, also became president of the Popular Front, an umbrella organization set up during the Oct. 15 coup to replace the dissolved National Revolutionary Council.

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