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Rival Forces in Burkina Stand-Off Ahead of Mediation Mission

(Reuters) – The elite soldiers behind a coup in Burkina Faso defied an ultimatum on Tuesday to surrender to regular troops loyal to the government, leading to a stand-off in the capital as they awaited a mediation mission by regional presidents. Loyalist forces marched into Ouagadougou overnight saying they would disarm the 1,200-strong presidential guard, […]