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Burkina Faso Disbands Elite Unit Behind Failed Coup

Burkina Faso's leaders have disbanded the elite presidential guard unit that staged a failed coup last week. Interim President Michel Kafando signed the decree late Friday on national television. Kafando also fired the country's minister of security, Colonel Sidi Pare. Members of the presidential guard mounted the coup last week, unhappy that the transitional government had barred supporters loyal to former President Blaise Compaore from contesting in the country's national...

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