Burkina FasoMaking the news

Burkina Faso’s coup leader assumes presidency

1 Mins read

Burkina Faso’s coup leader assumes presidency

Burkina Faso’s coup leader Ibrahim Traoré has assumed the presidency, following last week’s seizure of power by military officers.

A statement read on national television said Mr Traoré, an army captain, was also appointed Supreme Head of the Armed Forces.

The power grab, the second this year, was triggered by an apparent disaffection with the failures of the previous military government to curb a spreading Islamist insurgency.

A delegation from the West African regional body, Ecowas, went to Burkina Faso on Tuesday, hoping to persuade the new leader to stick to earlier proposals to hold elections by mid-2024.

Source: BBC

Related posts
Making the newsNigeriaTechnology

Nigerian Researcher in the UK Creates AI Tool for Bandit Identification

1 Mins read
Nigerian Researcher in the UK Creates AI Tool for Bandit Identification Nigeria might be on its path to peace again after a…
HeadlineMaking the newsNigeria

Nigerians Embrace Container Houses Amidst High Cement Costs

3 Mins read
Nigerians Embrace Container Houses Amidst High Cement Costs As the economic downturn continues, all areas of Nigerian lives and plans are also…
AgribusinessInvestor ActivityMaking the newsNigeria

Nigeria's Agriculture Boost: AfDB Extends $134 Million to Foster Rice, Maize, and More

2 Mins read
Nigeria’s Agriculture Boost: AfDB Extends $134 Million to Foster Rice, Maize, and More The African Development Bank (AfDB) provides Nigeria with $134…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *