In just eight months, Burkina Faso suffers a second coup . Late yesterday evening, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who had come to power in a coup at the end of January, was overthrown by the military. The announcement came at the end of a day marked by shootings in the presidential district of Ouagadougou, when about fifteen soldiers in camouflage suits, some of them with their faces covered, appeared on TV to declare the turning point: "The lieutenant colonel Damiba is removed from his post as president of the Patriotic Movement for the Safeguard and Restoration ", reads the communication read by a captain.

Ibrahim Traoré was appointed in his place.

In the same press release it is announced that starting from midnight and until further notice, the land and air borders of the country have been closed, while a night curfew is in effect from 9 pm.

(Unioneonline / ss)

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