Burkina Faso MPs agree 50% pay cut
Members of parliament in Burkina Faso have decided to cut their salaries by half.
The move followed heated exchanges on social media after it was revealed that MPs were paid more than $3,000 (£1,985) a month.
The average salary in the West African state is about $150 a month.
One MP said the pay cut would promote better governance and rebuild confidence in democracy during a year-long transition to elections.
The former National Assembly in Burkina Faso has been replaced by an interim parliament, the Transitional National Council (CNT), as part of arrangements following the forced resignation of long-serving ruler Blaise Compaore last year.
Mr Compaore seized power in a coup in 1987 and went on to win four disputed elections.
He has promised to return Burkina Faso to civilian rule through elections later this year.