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Upper Volta was under curfew from dusk to dawn, diplomatic sources said Wednesday. The action followed a reported political crackdown by President Jean-Baptiste Ouedraogo on radical elements in his government. Ouagadougou, the capital, was reported calm. There was no immediate official confirmation of reports that Prime Minister Thomas Sankara, considered a radical, was detained.

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