Burkina Faso coup: Deposed military leader Damiba 'resigns'

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There has been a military coup in the West African country of Burkina Faso. Deposed military leader Damiba 'resigned' on 2 October. A new military takeover has been announced in Burkina Faso.

Important facts

  • Paul-Henri Sandogo Damiba offered his resignation, to avoid confrontation with serious human and material consequences.

  • Nine months ago, the President was removed from office through a military coup in the country, for the first time in 2022.

  • On 29 September, 2022, an army officer on state television announced the dissolution of the current government and the dismissal of the junta leader, President Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Henri Damiba.

  • Army Captain Ibrahim Traore will now take over the reins of the country's ruling junta, as president of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguards and Restoration.

About Burkina Faso

  • Burkina Faso is a landlocked country in West Africa.

  • It is bordered by Mali to the northwest, Niger to the northeast, Benin to the southeast, Togo and Ghana to the south, and the Ivory Coast to the southwest.

  • It was formerly called the Republic of Upper Volta.

  • Capital - Ouagadougou

  • Form Of Government - military regime

  • Official Language - French

  • Currency - Franc

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