Coup d’état in Burkina Faso; military announce the seizure of power

A coup has been registered in Burkina Faso Well, the army has announced that this Monday, January 24, they took power, in addition the Government and the National Assembly were dissolved, the Constitution was suspended and the country’s borders were closed.

The military made the announcement through a televised statement, where they stated that the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR) made up of the Army “has decided to put an end to the position of President Kaboré today.”

They also revealed in televised announcement that the inauguration It was carried out without violence, after the president of the nation, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, was suspended from his post.

President was arrested by military

The military indicated that decided to take up arms due to the deterioration of the security situation in the country and the “inability” of the president to unite the nation and respond to the challenges facing the entity.

Unofficial information indicated that the President Roch was arrested by soldiers in a military camp after the attack that took place against him on Sunday night near his residence in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou.

“President Kaboré, the head of Parliament and the ministers are effectively in the hands of the soldiers,” a source said. It should be noted that after what happened, the president’s family left the country.

While the Popular Movement for Progress (MPP) indicated that Roch Marc Christian Kaboré survived an “assassination attempt” and that his house was evicted. He also indicated that a mutiny began that turned into a coup.

What does the name Burkina Faso mean?

Military gave the warning through television

Burkina Faso is a population located in West Africa, the meaning of its name is “land of honorable men” in the Moreé language, spoken by the Mossi who make up more than half of the population. Moreé is one of the 71 languages ​​spoken in addition to French, the official language.

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