The military has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country - just weeks before national elections. ECOWAS, African Union and the United Nations issue a joint condemnation.
Former Presidential Guard is New Leader
News24Wire, 17 September 2015
General Gilbert Diendiere has been appointed the head of a military council that has taken power in Burkina Faso, making him the country's new leader, a spokesperson for the… Read more »
Ecowas, AU & UN Issue Joint Condemnation of Burkina Faso Coup
Ecowas, 17 September 2015
ECOWAS, African Union and United Nations, which jointly chair the International Follow-up and Support Group for the Transition in Burkina Faso (GISAT-BF), have learned with great… Read more »
General Gilbert Diendéré
Military Confirms Coup
Al Jazeera, 17 September 2015
The military in Burkina Faso has taken to the airwaves to declare it now controls the country, confirming that a coup has taken place - just weeks before national elections. Read more »
Big Blow to Progress in Burkina Faso After Military Coup
Deutsche Welle, 17 September 2015
Soldiers in Burkina Faso have announced a coup against the transitional government led by Michel Kafando and have dissolved the cabinet. Read more »
Burkina Faso President, PM Held Hostage by Soldiers
VOA, 17 September 2015
The U.N. Security Council is unanimously demanding the immediate release of the president, prime minister and others being held hostage in Burkina Faso by renegade members of the… Read more »
Sanef Head Describes Scene in Burkina Faso
The usually bustling streets of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso were unusually quiet on Thursday morning after overnight violence in the West African country saw the detention of the… Read more »
Recent Actions By Elements of the Presidential Guard in Burkina Faso
State Department, 16 September 2015
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Raid on Presidential Offices Raises Fears of a Coup
Al Jazeera, 16 September 2015
Soldiers have detained Burkina Faso's transitional president, prime minister and an unknown number of cabinet members, raising fears of a coup. Read more »
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