Organization of Islamic Cooperation Condemns ‘Change by Force’ in Burkina Faso

12:28 - October 02, 2022
News ID: 3480698
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Jeddah-based Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) denounced the ousting of Burkina Faso's president, Paul-Henri Damiba, by military officers.

Tensions in Burkina Faso


In a statement on Saturday, the OIC said the change by force came at a time when the international community is committed to supporting Burkina Faso to lead a peaceful political transition that allows for holding free elections in the country.

OIC Secretary-General Hissein Brahim Taha called for calmness and upholding the spirit of dialogue and responsibility to achieve the aspirations of the people of Burkina Faso in security and stability.

Late on Friday, a group of military officers headed by army Captain Ibrahim Traore deposed Damiba, dissolved the transitional government and suspended the constitution.

The takeover in the West African state was second in less than a year, where Damiba seized power after overthrowing former President Roch Kabore in January.


Source: Anadolu Agency

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