Burkina Faso coup leader says remains head of junta

2015-09-22 13:44
General Gilbert Diendere. (File: AFP)

General Gilbert Diendere. (File: AFP)

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Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's general Gilbert Diendere said on Tuesday he remained the head of a military junta that staged a coup last week and was awaiting the outcome of a summit of West African leaders being held in Nigeria.

"I'm not stalling for time. I'm within the time allotted to me," he told a news conference, reiterating that he was still president of the National Democratic Council, as the junta is known.

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