Burkina Faso army captain announces overthrow of military government

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba, who led Burkina Faso's military coup in January, is sworn in for a second time as president to lead a three-year transition after a national conference approved a transitional charter in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso March 2, 2022. REUTERS/Anne Mimault/File Photo

OUAGADOUGOU, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Burkina Faso army Captain Ibrahim Traore has ousted military leader Paul-Henri Damiba and dissolved the government and constitution, he said in a statement read on national television Friday evening.

Reporting by Thiam Ndiaga and Anne Mimault; Writing by Nellie Peyton Editing by Bate Felix

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