Deposed Burkina president to be returned to office Wednesday: coup leader to AFP

Burkina Faso's transitional president Michel Kafando looks on during a joint press conference in Abidjan on July 31, 2015Burkina Faso’s interim president Michel Kafando, who was deposed last week during a coup, will be returned to office on Wednesday, putsch leader General Gilbert Diendere told AFP on Tuesday. The (African) heads of state arrive tomorrow to put him back in office,” Diendere said. Earlier, West African leaders from ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) had announced they would return to the capital Ouagadougou on Wednesday to “restore Michel Kafando (to his role) as interim president of Burkina Faso” and to initiate a dialogue “among all stakeholders” in the crisis.

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