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Burkina Faso: UN chief condemns any attempt to seize power by force |



Allegedly, Captain Ibrahim Traore appeared on Friday on national television announcing that Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who ousted the country’s democratically elected president in January, had been stripped leaving power “after failing to end terrorist violence” forced 2 million people to flee their homes.

In a statement released by his spokesman, António Guterres strongly condemns “any attempt to seize power by force” and urges all parties to “refrain from violence and seek phone”.

The head of the United Nations also expressed full support for the region’s efforts to quickly return to constitutional order in the country.

“Burkina Faso needs peace, stability and unity to fight terrorist groups and criminal networks operating in many parts of the country,” he said.

Guterres reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to accompany the people of Burkina Faso in their efforts towards lasting peace and stability.

Crisis is happening

According to media reports, gunfire was heard on Saturday in the Burkina Faso capital Ouagadougou and many streets remained blocked off amid “irregular” military activity.

Burkina Faso continues to face a humanitarian crisis, with nearly a fifth of the population in need of aid.

According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of June this year, more than 1.5 million people have been displaced in Burkina Faso as a result of increasing insecurity in the country. this. Nearly two-quarters of the displaced are children.

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