Burkina Faso junta warns politicians in talks over transition period

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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The junta that overthrew Burkina Faso’s government warned ex-ministers not to leave the capital or obstruct its military officers during talks over how to return to democratic elections, one of the politicians present said on Thursday. The officers, who call themselves the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR), ousted President Roch Kabore on Monday, blaming him for failing to contain worsening violence by Islamist militants. The MPSR has said it would propose a calendar for a return to constitutional order “within a reasonable time frame” but has not …

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