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COUP IN BURKINA FASO AS ARMY CONFIRMS REMOVAL OF PRESIDENT
Burkina 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