Military judges can reissue the warrants and are likely to do so as soon as Monday
As new Burkina president sworn in, can Central African Republic vote allow Africa to set off a 2016 'peace rush'?
With South Sudan transition also starting, Burundi and Libya peace talks on, and Somalia set for a poll, Afro-optimists may be in for a big harvest.
Sankara, a revolutionary figure still a hero to many, was killed on October 15, 1987, during the coup that brought his friend Compaore to power.
Burkina Faso gets new president in 'different' African election— main rival ceded quickly, and vote counting got top marks
People in Burkina, a nation of 18m people with a history of coups, are hoping Roch Kabore's election will usher in a long era of peaceful democracy.
Burkina Faso votes for new president—for the first time in 50 years, the winner is not known in advance
A year after sending veteran dictator packing, five million voters are Sunday picking a new president for the first time in almost three years.
He did it partly for love? Coup leader wife was among those who had been barred from running because of their links to the old regime.
On Wednesday morning army marksmen could be seen in position, their weapons pointed towards areas where putschists could have taken refuge.
Announcement came just after last Friday's dissolution of the Presidential Security Regiment, a former presidential guard for deposed leader.
UPDATE: Burkina Faso cabinet dissolves powerful guards unit, as its leader admits coup had been a 'mistake'
Soldiers that were in charge of country for just under a week say they want to make sure they and their families are protected.
West Africa is a champion: Between 1960 and 2010, the region experienced 106 failed and successful military take overs.
Under immense pressure and diplomatically isolated, presidential guard ink agreement to stand down, with deposed leader set for Wednesday return.
Loyalist troops entered the capital Ouagadougou without resistance.
Another twist in Burkina: Army chiefs order coup soldiers to 'lay down arms', as troops close in on capital
The national armed forces are converging on Ouagadougou from the provinces to disarm the presidential guard.
Tensions remained high in Ouagadougou, where most shops remained shuttered after a confrontation on Friday between elite troops and protestors.
How a really bizarre president from the Comoros gives me hope that Africa will survive everything thrown at it
It's easy for the sense of trepidation to give way to doom and despair. But just step back a little and you'll realise there is much to celebrate.
UPDATE: AU suspends Burkina Faso over military coup, threatens sanctions if 'kidnapped' leaders not freed
The releases came after members of the junta met African, European, United Nations and US diplomats in the capital, Ouagadougou.