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Burkina Faso junta head in surprise talks with ex-President Christian Kaboré

Burkina Faso’s military ruler has in a surprise move met with the former president, Christian Kaboré who he overthrew in a coup last January.

Former President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was accompanied by another former president, Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo.

Officials said the meeting showed Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba’s desire for reconciliation and that the country’s security situation was discussed.

A video of the meeting shows handshakes and even some smiles as Burkina Faso’s military leader invites the man he ousted for a walk along the red carpet at a place he knows well – the presidential palace.

A statement said Mr Kaboré was there to discuss security issues and to try to defuse the political situation.

The military ruler has also controversially declared a three-year transition period before elections.

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