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.
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 »
Interim President Michel Kafando has announced his return to power and has reinstated the transitional government Read more »
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 »
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 Coup Leader Vows to Abide By Truce
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 »
Army 'Preparing to Raid Coup Leaders Camp'
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 »
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 »
Tension in Burkina Faso As Negotiations Continue
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 »
Ouagadougou (file photo)
The army has entered Ouagadougou without resistance, saying they want to secure the surrender of the coup leaders without gunfire or bloodshed. Read more »
Under the deal mediated by the West African regional block, former president Blaise Compaoré deposed in October, will be able to stand in the upcoming election. Read more »
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