Colonel Sunday Paul Henri Sandaugo DamibaThe head of Burkina Faso’s ruling military council has agreed to step down as a result of the coup carried out by army chief Ibrahim Traore on Friday. According to the main civil and religious leaders of the West African country, Dmeba did so to avoid clashes and “disastrous consequences” in terms of damage and human lives. But the colonel, who has led the country since last January, demanded in exchange for protection for his safety and a guarantee that the commitment would be maintained so that a new government elected by the citizens would be formed within two years.
Friday second coup In less than a year for Burkina Faso, after the army eviction Establishment of President Rosh Kabore and the Damiba Military Council. It is the eighth in total since the country gained independence from France in 1960.
Burkina Faso is located in the Sahel region (the belt of land south of the Sahara Desert), which has historically been very unstable. In recent years, the country has been plagued by frequent violence and armed attacks, which in most cases have been attributed to Islamic extremist groups: the country’s political leaders have often been accused of failing to contain the phenomenon.
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