Burkina Faso's President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has been detained by the military and is being held at an army base, Reuters reported, citing two security sources and a West African diplomat.
A Radio France Internationale correspondent based in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou reported that numerous sources had confirmed the arrest of President Kabore. According to the radio station, the rebels are demanding the resignation of Kabore as head of state. An official statement to this effect by the rebels should appear in the next few hours.
AFP reported that masked soldiers appeared in front of the state television building Monday morning. According to the reports, the authorities and the rebel leadership had been negotiating all last night, which ended without result.
In Burkina Faso there was a rebellion of the military in several army bases on January 23.