Rival forces agree deal to avoid violence in Burkina capital

by Reuters 0

The elite soldiers behind a coup in Burkina Faso and regular troops loyal to the government signed an agreement overnight to avoid an outbreak of violence in the capital Ouagadougou, said a traditional leader who helped negotiate the deal.

Under the terms of the accord, the presidential guard agreed to leave the city’s streets and return to barracks while loyalists will withdraw 50 km (31 miles) outside of the capital, said the Mogho Naaba, the head of the ethnic Mossi community.