Burkina Faso army deposes president in West Africa’s latest coup

According to reuters  Burkina Faso’s army said on Monday it had ousted President Roch Kabore, suspended the constitution, dissolved the government and the national assembly, and closed the country’s borders.

The announcement cited the deterioration of the security situation and what the army described as Kabore’s inability to unite the West African nation and effectively respond to challenges, which include an Islamist insurgency.

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Signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba and read by another officer on state television, the announcement said the takeover had been carried out without violence and that those detained were at a secure location.

The statement was made in the name of a previously unheard-of entity, the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration, or MPSR, its French-language acronym.

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“MPSR, which includes all sections of the army, has decided to end President Kabore’s post today,” it said.

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In other news, the ZRP has arrested a suspect in connection with Chivhu robbery. The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has arrested Ashley Moses Foster Dube (21) in connection with a robbery case that occurred in Chivhu on the 16th of January 2022.

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The suspect together with two others, still at large invaded a House in Buckenhill while armed with Ak-47 rifle and knives.

The suspects tied five complainants with shoelaces and threatened to kill them whilst demanding cash from the victims. The suspects searched the house and got away with ZWL$36 400, US$970, and three cellphones.

In the process, two juveniles managed to escape and alerted the neighbours of the robbery. The neighbours called the police who met the suspects who were about to evade in one of the complainant’s Nissan Caravan vehicle. The suspects fled the scene and left the stolen vehicle at the gate.

The ZRP managed to arrest one of the suspects after investigations. The suspect was arrested at Pickstone mine in Chegutu. The ZRP also managed to recover an AK47 rifle with a magazine of 20 rounds which was buried in a bushy area in Chivhu. Police investigations are still underway.

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