May 26, 2022

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Soldiers take over government in Burkina Faso


Soldiers in Burkina Faso confirmed the takeover of government on Monday, ending uncertainty caused by two days of civil unrest in the West African country.

A non-commissioned officer read a statement on national television announcing the suspension of the constitution, the dissolution of government and parliament, and the closure of the country’s land and air borders. They also imposed a nationwide curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The statement was signed by Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who is also said to head the junta and the new Patriotic Protection and Restoration Movement (MPSR), which took over the government.

The announcement came after days of protests against the government for failing to address insecurity in the country and a mutiny by soldiers on Sunday who expressed similar concerns.< /p >

The whereabouts of ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kabore, who has reportedly been held by insurgent soldiers since Monday morning, is largely unknown.

A tweet urging the military to stop the Laying down arms the country’s greater good was broadcast by President Kabore’s official Twitter account.

Earlier, the West African regional bloc Ecowas issued a statement saying that “Attempted coup” condemned.

The African Union, like the country’s former colonial power, condemned the “attempted coup”. uh, France.