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COUP IN BURKINA FASO AS ARMY CONFIRMS REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT  

Military junta now controls Burkina Faso, say soldiers | Chester and  District StandardBurkina Faso’s military has announced it has removed the president, Roch Marc Kaboré, from office, suspended the constitution and dissolved the government and parliament, confirming a coup in a statement on the state broadcaster.
In a statement signed by the coup leader, Lt Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, and read by another official, the army announced the takeover by a previously unknown group – Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR). “MPSR, which includes all sections of the army, has decided to end President Kaboré’s post today,” said the statement, which came following a frenetic day of confusion, as well as silence from the now-deposed government. Read more HERE
Published on 26/01/2022 @ 20h39   | |