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Burkina Faso Coup: Soldiers Arrest Burkina Faso President During Uprising

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Burkina Faso Coup: Soldiers Arrest Burkina Faso President During Uprising

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Authorities initially denied that President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré had been taken into military custody, saying the situation was calm even as soldiers fought for control of several barracks. Then the mutineers reached the presidential palace on Sunday evening, Reuters reported. Kabore was physically removed from his post less than 24 hours after the uprising began, said the Western official, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation.



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