Burkina Faso military junta reopens country's borders

2015-09-18 15:00
A man demonstrates near the presidential palace after soldiers arrested Burkina Faso’s transitional president and prime minister in Ouagadougou. (Theo Renaut, AP)

A man demonstrates near the presidential palace after soldiers arrested Burkina Faso’s transitional president and prime minister in Ouagadougou. (Theo Renaut, AP)

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Ouagadougou - A military junta in Burkina Faso reopened the country's borders on Friday and said it would not stay long in power, one day after seizing power in a coup that overthrew a democratic transition.

"The National Democratic Council [junta] accepts the principle of mediation and reaffirms its intention not to stay in power for a long time," said a statement on state television before talks on Friday with the Economic Community of West African States.

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