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.
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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