• Burkina army vows unity govt


    OUAGADOUGOU: Burkina Faso’s military vowed to install a unity government after tightening its control over the west African nation, firing tear gas and shots in the air to disperse protesters denouncing an army power grab. Troops moved into Place de la Nation in the capital Ouagadougou and took over the national television headquarters in a show of force, despite calls by the international community and protesters for a return to civilian rule. Threatened with economic sanctions, the military pledged to put in place a transition government formed by “broad consensus.”


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