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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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Türkiye issues arrest warrant for 21 over failed coup in 2016

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish prosecutors issued arrest warrants for 21 suspects on Tuesday over their alleged links to a network accused of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, semi-official Anadolu Agency reported. The public prosecutor in the western city of Izmir issued an arrest warrant for 16, while the …

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UN chief calls for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after failed coup

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for restraint in Guinea-Bissau after a failed coup in the African country, said his deputy spokesman on Wednesday. “The secretary-general is continuing to closely follow the developments in Guinea-Bissau. He encourages all stakeholders, particularly defense and security forces, to exercise …

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President says he is safe after Guinea-Bissau coup attemp

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | Xinhua | Several automatic weapon fires were reported on Tuesday afternoon near the government palace in Bissau, capital of Guinea-Bissau. Gunshots were reported near the Palace of the Government of Guinea-Bissau, where the extraordinary meeting of the Council of Ministers was being held. The president, Umaro Sissoco …

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ECOWAS suspends membership of Burkina Faso

Accra, Ghana | XINHUA | The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has suspended the membership of Burkina Faso over a military coup, said a communique issued by the regional bloc. The decision was made by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the regional body during …

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UN chief urges Burkinabes to exercise restraint after coup

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on all actors in Burkina Faso to exercise restraint and opt for dialogue after the country’s army deposed the president in West Africa’s latest coup. The UN chief “strongly condemns any attempt to take over a government by …

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Military puts Sudan PM under house arrest

  Khartoum, Sudan | THE INDEPENDENT | Sudan Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is under house arrest by military forces reportedly attempting a coup on the transition government in the capital Khartoum. Hamdok has reportedly called on the people to “occupy the streets to defend their revolution.” Other reports indicate civilians …

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