World Oct 02

Supporters of Burkina Faso's self-declared new leader Ibrahim Traore demonstrate holding a Russian flag, in Ouagadougou
Ousted coup leader leaves Burkina Faso for Togo

Burkina Faso's ousted coup leader Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba left the country for Togo Sunday two days after he himself was overthrown in a coup, while the new junta urged citizens not to loot or vandalize.

Jan 28

Burkina Faso at risk for more unrest after coup

Already there appear to be tensions between the military and gendarme security forces. There is also the risk that some elements within the military could stage a counter-coup against the junta now leading the West African country.