Burkina Faso coup leader named interim president

Source: BBC

The man who led the latest coup in Burkina Faso has been named interim president until elections in July 2024.

A national forum declared that Capt Ibrahim Traoré would not be allowed to stand in the polls.

He seized power two weeks ago from Lt-Gen Paul-Henri Damiba, who staged a coup in January accusing the authorities of failing to deal with Islamist militants.

The insurgency intensified after the general’s takeover, prompting Capt Traoré to remove him by force.

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