Kiswensida Farouk Aziz Sorgho announces on television on Friday that army captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted Burkina Faso’s military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and constitution. Photo: Radio Television Burkina Faso via Reuters
Kiswensida Farouk Aziz Sorgho announces on television on Friday that army captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted Burkina Faso’s military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and constitution. Photo: Radio Television Burkina Faso via Reuters
Africa

Burkina Faso army officers remove junta leader in new coup

  • More than a dozen members of the military seized control of state television to declare that President Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba had been overthrown
  • Captain Ibrahim Traore was named the new head of the volatile West African country, only nine months after the previous leader was ousted

Kiswensida Farouk Aziz Sorgho announces on television on Friday that army captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted Burkina Faso’s military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and constitution. Photo: Radio Television Burkina Faso via Reuters
Kiswensida Farouk Aziz Sorgho announces on television on Friday that army captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted Burkina Faso’s military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and constitution. Photo: Radio Television Burkina Faso via Reuters
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