Another coup d’état broke out today, September 30 in Burkina Faso with an army Captain, Ibrahim Traore sacking Paul-Henri Damiba and taking charge of the government.
It is the second takeover in eight months for the West African state, as Damiba himself, took power in a coup in January that ousted former President Roch Kabore, due in part, to frustration over the worsening insecurity.
The new leader, has announced the dissolution of the government and suspension of the constitution and transitional charter
In a statement read on national television today, September 30, Traore said that a group of officers have decided to remove Damiba due to his inability to deal with a worsening Islamist insurgency.
He announced that borders have been closed indefinitely and that all political and civil society activities have been suspended.