Soldiers announce dissolution of government and closure of borders

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Burkina Faso’s national television announced Friday that the head of the military council, Paul-Henri Damiba, has been in power since a coup in January. Captain Ibrahim Dreyre read a statement announcing the dissolution of the government and constitution, and that the country’s borders would be closed until further notice.

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Lieutenant-Colonel Tamiba no longer led the Burkinabe transition. He was replaced by Captain Ibrahim Dreyre, the head of the MPSR, the Patriotic Movement for Protection and Reconstruction, which was founded last January during the previous coup and therefore did not change its name.

Land and air borders were closed from midnight local time, the constitution was suspended and the government dissolved. Also curfew is in force from 9 pm to 5 am.

All political activities are suspended Major powers of the nation A meeting will soon be held to draft a new transition charter to appoint a new president. civilian or military “, mention the putschist soldiers. Some with red berets and uncovered faces, others with helmets and black masks, they say they prefer “ Follow a common ideal of the people of Burkina Faso, That is to restore the security and integrity of the territory. »

Burkina’s pledges will be respected. including human rights “, according to a statement read on television. Now the fate of the former leader of the transition, Lt.-Colonel Damiba, is not specified.

On September 30, 2022, Burkinabe soldiers were stationed in the capital Ouagadougou. AFP – Olympia de Maismont

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