The siege on the Splendid Hotel in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, ends, leaving 23 dead in addition to four attackers. Three attackers were killed at the hotel and a fourth was killed by security forces in a nearby hotel. The attackers were associated with an Al Qaeda affiliated organization.
Interim President Kafando is formally reinstated a week after the military takeover. Gen Diendere says the guard has return to barracks after signing a deal with the regular army to hand back power. Diendere did not attend the transfer of power ceremony.
[I take] full responsibility [for the coup and I am] not afraid to face justice. I am happy that we avoided confrontation…It had been “the biggest mistake. We knew the people were not in favor of it. That is why we have given up. waste of time and resources… and human lives were lost.
Burkina Faso’s military declares it now controls the country, confirming that a coup has taken place, and that the transitional government has been dissolved. Thee coup leaders says the former president’s former chief-of-staff, General Diendere, will lead the country. The Economic Community of West African States calls for the immediate release of the interim President Kafando and Prime Minister Zida. The coup leaders say talks will be held to form a new interim government that will organize “peaceful and inclusive elections”. Transitional parliamentary speaker Sy said the move was “clearly a coup” and that the presidential guard had “sequestrated” the interim government, and he urges people to protest on the streets.
We are in a resistance situation against adversity.
Presidential forces open fire to disperse protesters in the capital, and 10 people are reported killed. French President Hollande said he strongly condemns the coup, but says France. would not intervene militarily,