Sign up today and save up to 67% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription


Burkina Faso Coup Leader Taken Into Custody, Government Says

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - The general who led a short-lived coup in Burkina Faso last month has been handed over to the authorities in the West African nation after seeking refuge in a diplomatic mission, the government said. General Gilbert Diendere was taken into custody on Thursday, the government information service said in a statement Friday in the capital, Ouagadougou. All those involved in the coup will receive a fair trial, it said. "General Diendere and his accomplices must respond to the charges they are facing after their attempt to undermine the march toward democracy and freedom," it said. Diendere seized power in Africa's fourth-biggest gold producer on...