Burkina 'turns page' after coup bid: interim leader

Soldiers of Burkina Faso's loyalist troops secure the barracks area in Ouagadougou on September 30, 2015Burkina Faso’s interim leader on Wednesday declared that the country was turning the page after a coup attempt, a day after troops stormed the putschists’ barracks. “We managed to overcome this camp without any casualties,” interim president Michel Kafando told reporters of the raid on rogue members of the elite RSP presidential guard. “A page in our history has been turned, the new Burkina is underway,” he proclaimed at the site of the army raid, adding that the country had emerged stronger after its “long nightmare”.

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