Burkina Faso: New coup leader blames violence on ‘counteroffensive’
04 October 2022 | 10:23 am
The leader of Friday’s coup has accused the military man he deposed of plotting a counter-offensive with French aid. Violence has persisted in the capital with gunshots heard.
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