Coup in Burkina Faso as military officers dismiss junta leader

People gather on a street in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, following a coup as a group of officers dismiss the junta leader. – EPA pic, October 1, 2022.

MILITARY officers said they had dismissed the leader of Burkina Faso’s junta yesterday, in the country’s second coup this year.

They declared the removal of Lt-Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who himself came to power in a coup in January, in a statement read out on national television.

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