Saturday, October 1, 2022

Coup In Burkina Faso: News Roundup


Daily Mail: Military coup overthrows Burkina Faso's junta in the second takeover in eight months after gunfire broke out at presidential palace 

* A military coup has taken place in Burkina Faso for the second time this year 

* The coup overthrew the country's junta - which forcibly took power in January 

* Army Captain Ibrahim Traore says he has deposed leader Paul-Henri Damiba Burkina Faso's government has been overthrown by a military coup, in the second takeover in just eight months. 

Sounds of gunfire were reported at presidential palace earlier today and soldiers were seen blocking main roads in the capital Ouagadougou. 

Appearing on national TV, Burkina Faso army Captain Ibrahim Traore announced he has deposed military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government.  

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WNU editor: This is Burkina Faso's second coup in the past year.  

Update: There are accusations that France is supporting a counterattack .... Burkina coup-makers accuse France of supporting counterattack (Al JAzeera). More here .... Gunfire, confusion grip Burkina Faso day after coup, fire breaks out at French embassy (Reuters), and here .... Burkina Faso's New Leader Says Gunfire in Capital Was Counter-Offensive by Ousted President (Reuters). 

Coup In Burkina Faso: News Roundup  

Burkina Faso coup: Gunshots in capital and roads blocked -- BBC  

Burkina Faso’s military leader ousted in second coup this year -- The Guardian  

Protesters attack French Embassy in Burkina Faso after coup -- ABC News Australia  

Burkina Faso army captain announces overthrow of military government -- France 24  

Burkina Faso Army Announces Overthrow of Military Government -- VOA 

Burkina Faso’s military government ousted: Reports -- Politico

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