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Burkina Faso interim President back in office

Presidential guards agreed on Wednesday to remain in their barracks while Burkina Faso armed forces retreated from the capital Ouagadougou, the broadcaster reported. African leaders are to oversee the implementation of the deal.

Last week’s coup triggered clashes between guards and protesters that reportedly left 10 people dead and over 100 injured.

The breakthrough came a day after the regular army entered Ouagadougou to suppress presidential guards loyal to the country’s ousted president Blaise Compaore, who was overthrown in a popular uprising last year.

“Dear compatriots, I am free of my movements and resuming service. The transition is back and is resuming the exercise of power,” Kafando told journalists, as quoted by the BBC.

Source: Sputnik International


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