Thursday, September 17

Outrage over Burkina Faso coup

Outrage over Burkina Faso coup

Outrage has continued to greet the military take-over of the government in the tiny West African country of Burkina Faso. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed his disappointment over the coup; he therefore calls for the immediate release of the leaders.

Mr Ki-Moon official statement reads, “This incident is a flagrant violation of Burkina Faso’s Constitution and Transitional Charter”.

In the same way, the United States also called for the immediate release of the interim president, prime minister.

The statement released by the State Department spokesperson, John Kirby reads, “The United States strongly condemns any attempt to seize power through extra-constitutional means or resolve internal political disagreements using force.”

Meanwhile, there were protests outside the country’s presidential palace. The soldiers however fired gun to disperse the protesters and forced the radio and television to stop from broadcasting.

Moumina Cheriff Sy, the speaker of the transitional parliament, Moumina Cheriff Sy, described the coup as “a blow to the republic and its institutions”.

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