Eye on Africa

Burkina Faso Presidential guards unit dissolved after coup

It's the end of the presidential guard in Burkina Faso. The elite corp behind the country's recent coup attempt is dissolved by a government decree. Blame shifts towards Saudi authorities, a day after 717 people died, including a significant number of Africans during a stampede near the holy city of Mecca. And in Central African Republic, thousands of people remain without even basic supplies ever since deadly clashes between rival militias forced them from their homes.