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Interim Burkina president says back in charge after coup

Reuters , Wednesday 23 Sep 2015
Burkinabe transitional President Michel Kafando
Burkinabe transitional President Michel Kafando sits with regional mediators (not pictured) at the president's residence in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, September 19, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)
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Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando, who was taken hostage during a coup a week ago, said on Wednesday he was back in power and had restored a civilian transitional government.

"I have returned to work," he said in a brief speech to journalists at the foreign ministry in the capital. "The transition is back and at this very minute is exercising the power of the state." 

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