Burkina Faso leader Damiba deposed in a military coup

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A group of Burkina Faso army soldiers announced on 30 September 2022  that they  have removed  Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba from the post of President, who himself came to power through a military coup. 

The soldiers introduced Captain Ibrahim Traore as the new leader of the country.  

Traore said Burkina Faso's government and constitution had been dissolved.

Leaders of the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS), the political and economic union of fifteen countries in the region, condemned the coup.

Burkina Faso 

It is a landlocked country in West Africa. It was earlier called the Upper Volta.

It was a French colony which gained its independence in 1964.

Capital: Ouagadougou

Currency: CFA franc

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