West Africa presidents to travel to Burkina to mediate in crisis

by Reuters
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 17:44 GMT

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 22 (Reuters) - The presidents of Senegal, Togo, Benin and Nigeria were due to travel to Burkina Faso's capital on Tuesday evening on a mission to negotiate the peaceful roll-back of a coup by presidential guard soldiers last week, Burkina Faso's presidency said.

The heads of state were to travel from an emergency regional summit on the crisis being held in Nigeria, arriving in Ouagadougou around 7 p.m. (1900 GMT) accompanied by the United Nations regional envoy in West Africa. (Reporting by Mathieu Bonkoungou; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg and Dominic Evans)

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