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Burkina Faso Denies Any Role in Mauritania Coup Plot

Authorities in Burkina Faso are denying they helped prepare an alleged coup plot in Mauritania. The accusation was made late Thursday by the police chief in Mauritania’s capital, Nouakchott. Burkina Faso’s security minister, Djibril Bassolet, hastily convened a news conference in Ouagadougou on Friday to deny at length accusations made by Mauritania. Mr. Bassolet said Burkina’s security services will do everything to help reinforce peace and stability in Mauritania. He says that instead of making accusations, Mauritania should consolidate this cooperation. Full Story

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