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Burkina Faso terminates agreement, requesting French troops to leave

Ouagadogou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | The government of Burkina Faso has terminated the agreement for the presence of French troops in the country, the state-owned news agency AIB reported Saturday. This termination made Wednesday gives, under the terms of the agreement of Dec. 17, 2018, one month period for the French troops …

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Burkina Faso’s coup leader named transition president

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Captain Ibrahim Traore, who led a coup to topple Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Sept. 30, has been officially appointed to lead the transitional period of Burkina Faso, according to a agreement reached by a national assembly Friday evening in Ouagadougou, the capital city. Traore …

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UN Security Council voices concern over coup in Burkina Faso

United Nations | Xinhua | The UN Security Council on Friday voiced serious concern over the Sept. 30 coup in Burkina Faso that ousted President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, particularly given the serious regional security challenges in the country’s Sahel region. The second military takeover in Burkina Faso in eight months is …

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Burkinabe coup leader says situation is under control

Ougadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Burkina Faso’s self-declared military leader Captain Ibrahim Traore said Sunday that the situation was under control after he announced the eviction of President Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba late Friday. “We would like to inform the population that the situation is under control and …

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UN chief voices concern over coup in Burkina Faso

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed deep concern over the situation in Burkina Faso following a coup that ousted President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. The secretary-general “strongly condemns any attempt to seize power by the force of arms and calls on all actors to refrain from …

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Burkina Faso army captain annouces eviction of president

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Burkina Faso Army Captain Ibrahim Traore announced Friday evening that the country’s president, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, was evicted. Heading a group of military officers, Traore declared in a broadcast statement the suspension of the constitution and of the charter of the transition, the dissolution …

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Lt. Col. Damiba sworn in as Burkina Faso president

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | Xinhua | Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was sworn in as the new president of Burkina Faso on Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony was broadcast live on Burkina Faso’s public television RTB. Damiba, head of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR), took his oath in …

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AFCON: Cameroon rally from 3-0 down to take third place

  Burkina Faso 3 (3) | ✅✅❌✅ Cameroon 3 (5) | ✅✅✅✅✅ Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon came back from three goals down to beat Burkina Faso on penalties to win bronze following a 3-3 stalemate at the ongoing TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, …

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