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Burkina Faso Soldiers Protest in Bobo Dioulasso, Fire Shots

About 200 Burkina Faso soldiers fired shots in the air at a military base in the West African nation’s second-biggest city, Bobo Dioulasso, as civil and army unrest in Africa’s biggest cotton grower extended into a fourth month.

“They fired all night,” said Aristide Ouedraogo, a resident of the city, which is 360 kilometers (223 miles) from Ouagadougou, the capital, by phone today. “Even this morning they are still firing but now it is in the military base.”