Burkina Faso army ‘marches’ on capital Ouagadougou


Burkina Faso’s military chiefs have demanded that the leaders of last week’s coup disarm, saying the army is marching on the capital Ouagadougou.

“All the national armed forces are converging on Ouagadougou with the sole aim of disarming the presidential guard without any bloodshed,” they said.

The coup was carried out by allies of President Blaise Compaore, who was ousted by street protests last year.

Transitional President Michel Kafando was forced from office last Thursday.

Meanwhile, coup leader Gen Diendere said he was prepared to accept a proposal by regional mediators to restore civilian rule.

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in clashes since Thursday.


Source: BBC