Burkina Faso talks breakthrough possible to return to civilian rule



    Burkina Faso talks breakthrough possible to return to civilian rule

    Sept.20, Ouagadougou: Brukina Faso will soon be under interim government led by President Michel Kafando, who was put under house arrest by military coup last week. President of Benin Thomas Boni Yayi said that the civilian government would be reinstated.

    The decision comes after Yayi held talks with coup leader general Gilbert Diendere in the capital Ouagadougou.

    Soldiers from the elite presidential guard (RSP) stormed into a cabinet meeting on Wednesday and abducted President Kafando and Isaac Zida, the prime minister, disrupting a transition period due to end with polls next month.

    Diendere, a former spy chief and close ally of Blaise Compaore, the former long-term president, was named junta head the next day. It was not clear if the alleged deal included amnesty for Diendere or if the election schedule could be restored.

    The Oslo Times