• World - Africa
  • Updated: October 01, 2022

Burkina Faso: Military Junta Announce Overthrow Of Government

Burkina Faso's military junta confirmed a second coup on national television late Friday that toppled the now-previous leader in power since January.

An army officer read a statement that announced the ouster of Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Damiba, the military president of the transition, and introduced Captain Ibrahim Traore as his successor.

Media reports on Saturday added that the new junta also announced the suspension of the Constitution, dissolution of state institutions and the closure of borders until further notice.

The statement said; "All political activity, all civil society activity is suspended, the nation's active forces will be convened."

The army instituted a nationwide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. local time.

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Quadri Adejumo
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Quadri Adejumo covers World Health, Climate & Humanitarian. He's on Twitter as quadri_flash. ...

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