Former Prime Minister of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been sworn in as the country’s new president.
The former banker was sworn into office on Tuesday following his victory in November’s elections.
This marks a turning point in the country’s recent political history following the uprising that saw former leader Blaise Compaore step down from power in 2014
The BBC reports that Mr Kabore who was sworn in as thousands cheered, “was an ally of Mr Compaore before the two fell out.”
The ceremony was attended by several African Heads of state including Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama and Former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Almost two dozen soldiers were arrested a day before the ceremony with reports indicating that they plotting to free the jailed leader of the coup in September, Gen Gilbert Diendere.
Mr Kabore said he would defend the constitution and “ensure justice for all”.