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Lt. Colonel Taking Power in Burkina Faso

A lieutenant colonel in Burkina Faso's presidential guard has declared himself the new head of state.   Yacouba Issac Zida said Saturday in a statement broadcast on the radio and posted on the Internet that he is assuming the "responsibilities of head of this transition and head of state to guarantee the continuity of the state."   "While waiting to define in a consensual manner, with all the political parties and civil society organizations, the content...

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