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Burkina Military Confirms Coup, Names Leader

Burkina Faso's military says it has seized power in the West African country and named a general to lead a new ruling authority. Brigadier General Gilbert Diendere will lead what the military is calling the "National Council for Democracy."  Diendere is a longtime ally of former president Blaise Compaore, who was ousted in a popular uprising last year. A soldier appearing on state television Thursday announced the government had been dissolved and said interim...

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