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Burkina Faso: Mediators deplore lack of dialogue after coup topples transitional government

  • A fireman, center, wounded during a gun battle forming part of the recent coup is carried by fellow fire fighters to hospital for treatment, in Ouagadougou,  Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015.  Burkina Faso's military on Friday released the country's interim president who was detained during a coup that dissolved his government and soldiers blocked protesters from gathering in the West African nation's capital. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    A fireman, center, wounded during a gun battle forming part of the recent coup is carried by fellow fire fighters to hospital for treatment, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Burkina Faso's military on Friday released the country's interim president who was detained during a coup that dissolved his government and soldiers blocked protesters from gathering in the West African nation's capital. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere, center, walks alongside Senegal President Macky Sall, right, after he arrived at the airport for talks after the recent coup in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Gen. Gilbert Diendere — a former top aide to Compaore who was named on Thursday as the country's military leader — says he already has met with some members of the international community to establish dialogue and to seek a long-term solution.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere, center, walks alongside Senegal President Macky Sall, right, after he arrived at the airport for talks after the recent coup in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Gen. Gilbert Diendere — a former top aide to Compaore who was named on Thursday as the country's military leader — says he already has met with some members of the international community to establish dialogue and to seek a long-term solution.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

  • Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere waits for Senegal President Macky Sall to arrive at the airport for talks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Gen. Gilbert Diendere — a former top aide to Compaore who was named on Thursday as the country's military leader — says he already has met with some members of the international community to establish dialogue and to seek a long-term solution. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)

    Burkina Faso Gen. Gilbert Diendere waits for Senegal President Macky Sall to arrive at the airport for talks in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Friday, Sept. 18, 2015. Gen. Gilbert Diendere — a former top aide to Compaore who was named on Thursday as the country's military leader — says he already has met with some members of the international community to establish dialogue and to seek a long-term solution. (AP Photo/Theo Renaut)  (The Associated Press)

Senegal President Macky Sall deplored a "lack of dialogue" as mediators entered a second day of talks over the coup in Burkina Faso in which an elite military unit overthrew the transitional government.

Sall, chairman of the regional ECOWAS body, was due to meet Saturday morning with members of former President Blaise Compaore's party. Compaore was ousted in an uprising last October. Transitional leaders were supposed to steer Burkina Faso to elections next month, but that process was derailed when Gen. Gilbert Diendere seized power Thursday.

Late Friday night, after a full day of meetings in Ouagadougou, Sall called for "a dynamic of reconciliation." Transition officials have insisted the junta must be removed.

Diendere, a former top aide to Compaore, has said he is not in touch with the ex-president.