French airstrike killed at least 4 civilians in Burkina Faso

At least Four Burkinabe civilians reportedly died following an airstrike by the French forces in the country on Saturday. A communique from the troops says the attack was launched against jihadists in the region. The post-operation report from the army command claimed that, about 40 jihadists were killed during the attack which ended up affecting […]

Burkina Faso’s Lt Col Damiba declared president by the constitutional council

Burkina Faso’s coup leader, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba has been declared president by the newly established Constitutional Council. The council said, “Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, lieutenant-colonel in the national armed forces, president of the Patriotic Movement for Preservation and Restoration (the official name of the junta), is the president” of Burkina Faso. The Damiba is yet […]

ECOWAS suspends Burkina after following the military coup

Reports say, West Africa’s regional bloc (ECOWAS) has suspended Burkina Faso’s membership following the coup which saw the removal of President Roch Marc Kabore. In line with the suspension, some sources told reporters that a delegation was sent to Ouagadougou from ECOWAS. Other reports also indicated that, some other groups have equally condemned the seizure […]

Breaking: Burkina Faso’s military announces coup, closes all borders

The military of Burkina Faso has announced that, the regime of President Roch Kabore has been overthrown officially following rumors of the development of the coup. The mutineers took to state television to announce the coup. In the televised statement, the military said it has suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly […]

Burkina Faso President, Roch Kabore reportedly detained by the military

Reports indicated that, Roch Kabore, President of Burkina Faso has been held under siege by armed forces in a developing coup. According to authorities, the President is currently detained at a military camp by the military. Search conducted at the Presidential residence in Ouagadougou shows signs of violent encounter as vehicles belonging to the Presidency […]