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Special forces troops freed around 150 hostages from a hotel in Burkina Faso's capital that was attacked by al Qaeda fighters, but at least two dozen people from 18 countries were killed.
Despite President Michel Kafando's return to office, it was coup leader General Diendéré who welcomed a delegation of West African leaders, who traveled to the capital to make sure the interim president was officially reinstated.
General Gilbert Diendere, a shadowy military official who served as a spy chief under ousted President Blaise Compaore, addressed the country on national television and said he was committed to giving authority back to the transitional government.
The decision to free interim President Michel Kafando appeared to signal flexibility by the military junta following this week's government takeover.
In the latest incident involving foreign troops in the African nation, a French soldier is accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl and fathering her child.
Less than a year ago, Burkina Faso's president of 27 years was forced to resign, a transitional government has been in charge, and now presidential elections may be delayed
According to a local police source, the authorities were alerted by the father of a five-year-old girl who was reportedly molested by one of the soldiers.
The first-ever investigation into the 1987 murder of President Thomas Sankara may shed light on what role, if any, was played by his eventual successor Blaise Compaore.
We talked to some of competing filmmakers about why Africa needs FESPACO film fest, and picked out the best of the features, documentaries, and shorts.