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ECOWAS condemns Burkina Faso coup Details

ECOWAS said it found the new coup inappropriate at a time when progress had been made in ensuring an orderly return to constitutional order in Burkina Faso.

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has condemned the coup in Burkina Faso.

According to report, the Friday coup in the West African country that sacked the military junta.

“The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) condemns in the strongest terms the seizure of power by force that took place in Burkina Faso on Friday 30 September 2022,” the regional bloc said in a statement.

It said it found the new coup inappropriate at a time when progress had been made in ensuring an orderly return to constitutional order by 1 July 2024.

“ECOWAS reaffirms its unreserved opposition to any seizure or retention of power by unconstitutional means and demands the scrupulous respect of the timetable already agreed with the Transitional Authorities for a rapid return to constitutional order…,” it added.

Residents of Burkina Faso on Friday woke up to the sounds of heavy gunfire near the main military camp and residential areas of the capital, Ouagadougou. A large blast also rang out near the presidential palace.

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