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Burkina Faso: soldiers carry out a coup

Burkina Faso: soldiers carry out a coup

On Monday, January 24, Burkinabé President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was detained and the putschists announced his dismissal in a televised message.

At 6:25 p.m. (Paris time) Monday, January 24, a special flash takes place on Burkina Faso television. The putschists announced the dismissal of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The latter is detained and the borders are closed. In the morning, near the palace of the Head of State, the Burkinabés discovered two vehicles of the presidential guard, bullet holes and a seat stained with blood.

From the first rumors evoking a coup, a crowd of young people presented themselves in front of the barracks where the mutiny started. They showed their dissatisfaction with the violence carried out by the jihadists in the north of the country. On Monday, calm reigned in the streets. For their part, the putschists pledged to restore constitutional order within a reasonable time. Their military coup was condemned by the European Union and the UN.

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