Burkina Faso president overthrown

Mutinous soldiers announced on state television last night that the president of Burkina Faso has been overthrown. The country's constitution has also reportedly been suspended.

Mutinous soldiers declared Monday on state television that a military junta is seizing power in Burkina Faso after they detained President Roch Kabore.

They also announced that they suspended the constitution, closed borders and dissolved the parliament. The democratically-elected president has resigned.


This comes after soldiers staged mutinies at several army barracks on Sunday and heavy gunfire was reported around the president’s residence in the capital Ouagadougou.


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