Burkina Faso’s army takes control of national TV

(VOVworld) – The army in Burkina Faso, which seized power after the ouster of the country’s president last week, took over the national television headquarters on Sunday.

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A man holds up his hands as Burkinese troops arrive at the national TV headquarters after shots were fired around the premises in Ouagadougou
on November 2, 2014. (Photo: Issouf Sanogo)

Troops moved into the Place de la Nation in Ouagadougou, setting up barricades and removing thousands of people gathered to denounce the army's power grab after the turbulent ouster of President Blaise Compaore. The deposed president fled to neighboring Ivory Coast amid protests. UN envoy for West Africa Mohamed Ibn Chambas urged a civilian transfer of power and threatened to impose sanctions if the army continues to hold power in Burkina Faso.