General Gilbert Diendere, a shadowy military official who served as a spy chief under ousted President Blaise Compaore, addressed the country on national television and said he was committed to giving authority back to the transitional government.
African mediators held talks with junta head General Gilbert Diendere, who reportedly plans to reinstate an interim government led by ousted President Michel Kafando.
The decision to free interim President Michel Kafando appeared to signal flexibility by the military junta following this week's government takeover.
Less than a year ago, Burkina Faso's president of 27 years was forced to resign, a transitional government has been in charge, and now presidential elections may be delayed
Interim Prime Minister Isaac Zida vowed to extradite ousted leader Blaise Compaoré and investigate abuses committed during his 27-year reign.
The retired diplomat's nomination was announced just a few hours before officials signed a transition charter to guide the country towards elections scheduled for 2015.
French forces were allegedly mobilized to evacuate Blaise Compaoré into neighboring Ivory Coast after violent protests in Burkina Faso last Friday.
Military officer Isaac Zida has emerged from the shadows to declare himself interim head of state amid ongoing protests in Burkina Faso.
Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Ouagadougou on Sunday to express outrage over the declared interim leadership of Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida.
After violent protests ousted President Blaise Compaoré, Burkina Faso's military issued a declaration in support of Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Zida's claim to authority.