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Burkina Faso: Arrest warrant for Ivorian National Assembly head

Burkina Faso: Arrest warrant for Ivorian National Assembly head

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Burkina Faso has issued an arrest warrant against the head of Ivory Coast’s National Assembly, Guillaume Soro in connection with last September’s failed coup attempt.

A leaked phone conversation between Soro and Djibril Bassole, a former Burkina Faso foreign affairs minister alleged how the coup had been planned.

“This arrest warrant means that he is wanted by the Burkinabe justice to face a number of charges against him,” said a security source close to the investigation.

In the clip, Soro is heard talking about plans to overthrow the transition government which was in power following the ouster of President Blaise Compaore.

In December, the head of the investigation into the failed coup, Sita Sangare, revealed that the “wiretapping” had been recorded on a file but he did not specify its details.

Soro had a judge in France lift a warrant of arrest for not turning up for a 2012 Paris court case brought against him by the son of former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo, late last year while he was attending a conference in Paris.

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