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Burkina Faso presidential guard seizes president

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 00:41

The presidential guard burst into a cabinet meeting in Burkina Faso on Wednesday and arrested the interim president, stirring fears of a military coup. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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Protesters on the streets of Ouagadougou... ...moments after the presidential guard burst into a cabinet meeting and arrested the interim president. The prime minister and several ministers were also detained, officials said...stoking fears of a military coup. The move comes less than a month before an election expected to complete a transition back to democracy... ...after a popular uprising toppled Burkina's long-time ruler last year. The U.N. and African leaders have condemned the detentions...and are calling for the officials' immediate release.

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Burkina Faso presidential guard seizes president

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 00:41