West African Leaders Act to Restore Burkina Faso's Transition

West African leaders and their military chiefs are to travel to Burkina Faso to reinstate the country's interim leadership amid a standoff in the capital between an elite presidential guard behind a coup and the army.



  • Burkina Faso:   West African Leaders to Reinstate PM

    Al Jazeera, 22 September 2015

    West African leaders and their military chiefs are to travel to Burkina Faso to reinstate the country's interim leadership amid a standoff in the capital between an elite… Read more »

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  • Burkina Faso:   Government and Coup Leaders Sign Truce

    Al Jazeera, 23 September 2015

    Burkina Faso coup leaders agreed to return to their barracks and said they would restore the deposed president to power, signing a deal with the army that apparently defuses a… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Coup Leader 'Ready to Talk' - Interview

    Deutsche Welle, 22 September 2015

    In an exclusive interview with DW, Burkina Faso's coup leader Gilbert Diendere tells DW he is ready to step down and hand over power to civilian rule. He pledges to respect… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Burkina Faso Coup Leader Vows to Abide By Truce

    Al Jazeera, 22 September 2015

    Burkina Faso's coup leader says he will abide by a deal reached with top African mediators, but warned his men would defend themselves if attacked after the army entered the… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Army 'Preparing to Raid Coup Leaders Camp'

    Al Jazeera, 22 September 2015

    Troops loyal to Burkina Faso's deposed government said they were preparing to attack the Camp Naaba military base near the capital's presidential palace, which is held by troops… Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   The Rocky Road to Democracy

    IRIN, 22 September 2015

    A coup, a counter-coup, a stand-off, a missed ultimatum to lay down weapons: the uncertain situation in Burkina Faso is developing quickly and no one knows how it will end. Read more »

  • Burkina Faso:   Tension in Burkina Faso As Negotiations Continue

    Deutsche Welle, 22 September 2015

    The leader of the Burkina Faso coup and the chief of the army were conducting last-minute talks on Tuesday, seeking to avoid bloodshed as the army prepared to "disarm" the… Read more »

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