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Burkina Faso President Back in Power 1 Week after Coup

Burkina Faso President Back in Power 1 Week after Coup

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 06:38 AM

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The interim president overthrown in a coup last week in Burkina Faso says he's now back in power.

President Michel Kafando is expected to lead the West African country until new elections can be held.

Gen. Gilbert Diendere and his supporters had launched the ultimately unsuccessful coup less than a month before elections to choose a new president.

Burkina Faso's army had stepped up the pressure on Diendere and his mutinous soldiers to cede power, threatening to disarm them by force if necessary.

The military said Wednesday it had reached an agreement with other members of Diendere's force overnight.

West African mediators from the regional bloc ECOWAS also had been pressuring Diendere.

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The interim president overthrown in a coup last week in Burkina Faso says he's now back in power.President Michel Kafando is expected to lead the West African country until new elections can be held.Gen. Gilbert Diendere and his supporters had launched the ultimately...
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