Burkina Faso Crisis Deepens as Army Confronts Coup Leaders

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Burkina Faso army troops stand guard in Ouagadougou on Sept. 22.

Photographer: Sia Kambou/AFP via Getty Images

Burkina Faso’s army surrounded the capital and demanded that leaders of last week’s coup surrender or face attack, as Africa’s fourth-biggest gold producer slipped deeper into political crisis.

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