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Burkina Faso | Military Confirms Coup, Backs Gen. Gilbert Diendere as Interim Leader

While gunfire rang out in the streets, Burkina Faso’s military took to the airwaves Thursday to declare it now controls the West African country, confirming that a coup has taken place just weeks before elections. The announcement broadcast on national television and radio was read by an army lieutenant colonel wearing a camouflage uniform and […]