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Burkina Faso army captain announces overthrow of military government

By Thiam Ndiaga And Anne Mimault

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Burkina Faso army Captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and suspended the constitution and transitional charter, he said in a statement read on national television Friday evening.

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Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led Burkina Faso’s military coup in January, sits as he attends his sworn-in ceremony for a second time as president to lead a three-year transition after a national conference approved a transitional charter in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File PhotoTraore said a group of officers had decided to remove Damiba due to his inability to deal with a worsening Islamist insurgency. He announced that borders were closed indefinitely and that all political and civil society activities were suspended.

Source: Culled from REUTERS

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