The speaker of the parliament in Burkina
Faso says controversial touchscreen tablets given to MPs by a Chinese
company will be returned.
The total cost of the gadgets was estimated to be around 100,000 euros ($107,300, £84,400).
this caused a row because a law adopted in the wake of the 2014 popular
uprising against former President Blaise Compaore banned public
servants from accepting any gifts more than $56.
The anti-corruption movement RenLac led the protest by arguing in a public statement that the lawmakers had broken the law.
MPs had been given the tablets after Huawei Technologies was awarded a
contract for the construction of a fibre optical cable from Ghana to