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(reuters) – Violence erupts near hotel in Burkina Faso where mediators are gathered

September 20, 2015 wpanews 0

  Protesters chanted slogans against the presidential guard in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Sept. 16, 2015, where the interim president and the prime minister were detained by soldiers loyal to a former longtime leader. REUTERS/Joe Penney Ambassadors from the U.S. and France in Burkina Faso tweeted that they were safe Sunday morning, as a hostage situation erupted at a hotel in the country‚Äôs capital Ouagadougou. “I am with my colleagues, we’re […] READ MORE

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(smh.com) – Burkina Faso coup: Military arrests leaders, dissolves parliament and takes power

September 17, 2015 wpanews 0

People demonstrate near the presidential palace after soldiers arrested Burkina Faso’s leaders. Photo: AP Ouagadougou: Military officers have overthrown the government of Burkina Faso, plunging the West African country into chaos. The coup was apparently led by allies of the country’s longtime ruler, who was toppled in October. Throughout Thursday morning (local time), supporters of the ousted interim president, Michel Kafando, and prime minister, Isaac Zida, assembled in protest in […] READ MORE