African mediators hint at 'good news' after Burkina coup talks

A man waves the Burkina Faso flag (L) as people protest in the city of Hounde, capital of Tuy Province, in east central Burkina Faso, on September 19, 2015Two African presidents mediating crisis talks following this week’s military coup in Burkina Faso have hinted at progress in the negotiations, promising “good news” would be announced on Sunday. Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered following deadly clashes between elite troops and protesters. After two days of emergency talks, Boni Yayi hinted at a return to power of Burkina’s interim government, saying “yes, a return to the transition” in response to a question from reporters.

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