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Burkina Faso army captain announces overthrow of military government

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The whereabouts of coup leader-turned president Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba were not immediately known but a statement from his government on Facebook urged people to remain calm. Many in Burkina Faso initially supported the military takeover, frustrated with the previous government's inability to stem Islamic extremist violence.
Published 4 months ago · Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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