Togolese plane turned away from airport in Burkina Faso capital

Togolese plane turned away from airport in Burkina Faso capital

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – The international airport in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou denied a Togolese airplane permission to land late on Monday as members of the presidential guard awaited its arrival, a control tower official said.

The incident occurred as troops loyal to the West African nation's interim government converged on the city seeking to disarm the 1,200-strong elite unit headed by General Gilbert Diendere, which carried out a coup last week.

(Reporting by Nadoun Coulibaly; Writing by Joe Bavier; Editing by James Dalgleish)

Source: “Reuters”