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Burkina Faso soldiers announce military takeover, Kaboré ‘suspended’

Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, suspended the country’s constitution, dissolved government and closed the national borders. The announcement followed hours of confusion after gunfire erupted at army camps on Sunday night. Kaboré has not been seen since Sunday and his whereabouts remain unknown.

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ECOWAS slams ‘coup attempt’ in Burkina Faso

The West African regional grouping ECOWAS on Monday voiced deep concern over what it called a “coup attempt” in Burkina Faso amid uncertainty over President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré’s fate. While reports said the president was detained after troops staged a mutiny Sunday night, some Burkinabé officials have denied the reports of his arrest.

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