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General Denies Leading Burkina Faso Coup

A general denied leading a deadly 2015 coup attempt in the West African state of Burkina Faso, in his first trial testimony on Monday. "I neither ordered, nor planned, nor organized, nor executed what some people are calling a coup d’état on September 16, 2015," Gilbert Diendere told a military court in the capital Ouagadougou. "I just faced up to a given situation on the advice of mediators and by agreement with the military hierarchy," said Diendere, who...

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