Burkina Faso’s coup Leader Becomes President

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Burkina Faso’s coup leader Ibrahim Traoré has assumed office as the president.

This follows last week’s seizure of power by military officers.

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 the country on Tuesday, hoping to persuade the new leader to stick to earlier proposals to hold elections by mid-2024.

Written by: Helen Obih

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