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Burkina Faso Records 2nd Coup In 8 Months As Army Captain Traore Ousts Military Leader Damiba

Burkina Faso Records 2nd Coup In 8 Months As Army Captain Traore Ousts Military Leader Damiba

Burkina Faso army Captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government in the West African country’s second coup in eight months.

In a statement read on national television on the evening of Friday30 September 2022, Traore said a group of officers who helped Damiba seize power in January, had decided to remove their leader due to his inability to deal with a worsening Islamist insurgency.

Damiba had ousted former President Roch Kabore in January, in part for the same reason.

The constitution has been suspended and the transitional charter dissolved, borders are closed indefinitely and all political and civil society activities are suspended, Traore said.

He declared a curfew from 2100 GMT to 0500 GMT.

The statement signed by Traore and read out by another officer on television, flanked by a group of soldiers in military fatigues and heavy armour said:

Faced with the deteriorating situation, we tried several times to get Damiba to refocus the transition on the security question.

Damiba’s actions gradually convinced us that his ambitions were diverting away from what we set out to do. We decided this day to remove Damiba.

The statement said Damiba had rejected proposals by the officers to reorganise the army and instead continued with the military structure that had led to the fall of the previous regime.

It further said national stakeholders will be invited soon to adopt a new transitional charter and designate a new civilian or military president.

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22 Comments

Nimrod 1 month ago

coup begets another coup. lsn't this their 4 the coup since self rule from France?


1 month ago

But France didn't even build a school better than what we have in Chitungwiza....the French just looted everything and sponsored terrorists in this country

😎 1 month ago

Huyaiwo nekuno macomrades


Sir African 1 month ago

Ukaita grade seven mu Zimbabwe unobva wafunga Kuti wadzidza chaizvo.Ndiro dambumbuzo(ED) ratinaro.

jojola 1 month ago

Blaise Campaore set the wrong precedence when he ousted the people's favorite Thomas Sankara


Nimrod 1 month ago

Captain Thomas Sankara also couped his way into power don't forget that.

Numbskulls 1 month ago

Another s h i t hole country


Soul Jah love 1 month ago

Mango a isadza dis tack


gozho 1 month ago

shame vanofa nenzara ava


nzombeyesango 1 month ago

mistake yakaitika pakutanga vakutofunga kuti ndiyo correct procedure yeku overthrow government not respecting the rule of law (constitution)


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Da Truth 1 month ago

Lwas are made by pple who want to protect their own interests eg Zvobgo made a draconian constitution only to be swallowed by his own creation . It's very important to throw away bogus constitution .


DDT 1 month ago

masoja masvinhu kwete mboko dzekuno


1 month ago

Sad this country has been plundered by France and didn't build any important infrastructure such as dams, power stations or a decent University. Their capital city looks like a Zimbabwean rural town


Kule Kule 1 month ago

nyika inovakwa nevene vayo

Chamhamha 1 month ago

Saka isu tatoinonokera simbi iyi nhai🤔🤔🤔. Vamwe vachabviswa ne same reason yavakabvisira vamwe wavo. Handina zita randataura


Gwedu 1 month ago

This is the African Life, but is it the way to go? ED is the one who is diverting from what the agreed with the army from day 1. Our arm is too soft or they afraid of him? Economy is deteriorating everyday but his preaching propaganda daily, guys!! Whta he say does not hold water at all !!


Gwedu 1 month ago

This is the African Life, but is it the way to go? ED is the one who is diverting from what the agreed with the army from day 1. Our arm is too soft or they afraid of him? Economy is deteriorating everyday but his preaching propaganda daily, guys!! Whta he say does not hold water at all !!


Sir African 1 month ago

Good riddance,I wish we had a similar situation because there is a criminal club called Zanu Pf that thinks it has a monopoly over the people of Zimbabwe.

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

iMlitary coups are prevalent in North Africa. They will never take place here in Southern Africa because we are a peace-loving region, thanks to competent leadership in SADC countries .


Gushungo 1 month ago

Coup unoyiziva here iwe. How did ED come to power in 2017, Ndiyo inonzi Coup iyoyo.

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Military coups are prevalent in North Africa. They will never take place here in Southern Africa because we are a peace-loving region, thanks to competent leadership in SADC countries .


1 month ago

MuYouth akuuta coup



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