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African Union and United Nations Condemn Burkina Faso Military Coup

HeadlineJan 25, 2022

Burkina Faso’s army leaders say they have deposed President Roch Kaboré, suspended the Constitution, dissolved parliament and closed the nation’s borders. In a broadcast on state television on Monday, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba was introduced as Burkina Faso’s new leader. The African Union condemned the coup, as did leaders of the United Nations.

Stéphane Dujarric: “The secretary-general strongly condemns any attempted takeover of government by the force of arms. He calls on the coup leaders to lay down their arms and to ensure the protection of the physical integrity of the president and of the institutions of Burkina Faso.”

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