Burkina Faso govt dissolved - soldiers

2015-09-17 10:35
 (File, Issouf Sanogo, AFP)

(File, Issouf Sanogo, AFP)

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Ouagadougou - Members of Burkina Faso's presidential guard on Thursday announced the dissolution of the government on national television, saying President Michel Kafando had been ousted.

Soldiers from the Presidential Security Regiment had on Wednesday interrupted a cabinet session, arresting Kafando, Prime Minister Isaac Zida and several other ministers.

The presidential guard was believed to be dissatisfied with plans to dissolve it and to integrate it into the military police.

Read more on:    isaac zida  |  michel kafando  |  burkina faso  |  west africa

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