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Thousands protest new Senate in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Thousands of protesters marched through Burkina Faso’s capital Sunday decrying a perceived attempt by the president to extend his hold on power through the creation of a new Senate.

The protest came one week after thousands of workers joined demonstrations around the country against rising costs for basic goods like rice and sugar, underscoring the tense environment facing President Blaise Compaore as he weighs whether to run for re-election in 2015 or step down.

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