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Panel Calls for Burkina Faso Presidential Guard to be Disbanded

Burkina Faso's powerful presidential guard should be dismantled, according to a commission charged with proposing reforms after a popular uprising toppled the West African nation's longtime president. The elite unit, known locally as the RSP, was a key pillar of President Blaise Compaore's regime before mass demonstrations forced him to flee the country last October, ending 27 years of rule. Its interference in the interim administration that followed Compaore's ouster,...

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