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Military Coup: African Union suspends Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Soldiers

Burkina Faso has been suspended by the African Union (AU) one week after a military takeover in the country. 

According to AU, the sanction will be in effect until constitutional order is restored.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) took similar action against Burkina Faso last Friday.

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President Roch Kabore is “in good spirits”, said Ghana’s Foreign Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, after seeing him.

Botchway, Head of Mission to Ouagadougou, told reporters that Kabore looks well and has access to his doctors and family.

The coup leaders led by Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Damiba were also met by The ECOWAS delegation for talks on security and transition.

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“They seemed very open to the proposals and to us that is a good sign.

“It is our position that the transition should be short so that Burkina Faso can return quickly to constitutional order”, Botchway noted.

Burkina Faso is the third West African country to witness the ouster of a civilian administration since August 2020.


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