West African Leaders Try to Mediate Burkina Faso Crisis

The leaders of four West African nations are traveling to Burkina Faso in hopes of resolving that nation's government crisis after a coup last week.

The presidents of Senegal, Togo, Benin and Nigeria were due to travel to Burkina Faso's capital, Ouagadougou, Tuesday evening to negotiate a peaceful rollback of the takeover by the country's presidential guard.

Coup leader General Gilbert Diendere has said he will hand over power when requested by West African leaders of the regional body ECOWAS, who met in Nigeria earlier Tuesday. READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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