Coup d'Etat

Burkina Faso president back in power 1 week after coup

Burkina Faso's interim president triumphantly returned to power Wednesday, a week after his political demise had seemed all but certain following a military coup.

In the days after the coup, the population showed it was prepared to take to the streets, similar to action that forced the country's previous president to step down a year ago after nearly 30 years in power. This time people took to the streets of the capital, Ouagadougou, to protest against the elite presidential guard, which had seized power from Interim President Michel Kafando's transitional government.

The national army also weighed in against the junta, massing its troops in the capital and threatening to...