What’s behind the coup in Burkina Faso? | DW News

DW News – Oct 1, 2022

In West Africa, Burkina Faso’s leader, Paul-Henri Damiba, has been ousted in a military coup. Captain Ibrahim Traore has taken over as interim leader The soldiers behind the coup say they have dissolved the government and suspended the constitution. That’s according to a statement read by an army army captain on state television. Earlier, explosions and heavy gunfire were reported near the presidential palace in the capital Wagadugu. Damiba’s military junta seized power just nine months ago.

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