Monday, February 6, 2023

Burkina Faso

Gunfire erupts again in Burkina Faso day after second coup

Gunshots rang out Saturday in Burkina Faso’s capital amid signs of lingering tensions a day after a group of military officers overthrew the man who had seized power in a coup only nine months earlier.Roads remained blocked off in...

West Africa grapples with new wave of military coups

It’s a pattern becoming all too common again in West Africa: Mutinous soldiers detain a president, then seize control of the state broadcaster to announce they’ve taken over the country. International condemnation quickly follows, but the junta remains in...

Burkina Faso wakes to find new junta rulers

People in Burkina Faso awoke to a new military-led junta Tuesday, after mutinous soldiers ousted democratically elected President Roch Marc Christian Kabore and seized control of the country.Days of gunfire and uncertainty in the capital, Ouagadougou, ended Monday evening...