ECOWAS convenes January 28 over Coup in Burkina Faso 

ECOWAS will held a virtual extraordinary meeting on Friday January 28, 2022
ECOWAS will held a virtual extraordinary meeting on Friday January 28, 2022
Source: Aljazeera

The West African bloc, ECOWAS, will meet virtually Friday, January 28th, 2022 to discuss the crisis in Burkina Faso, where army officers have deposed President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

The 15-member Economic Community of West African States, which includes Burkina Faso, have already condemned Monday’s coup, which came as result of deepening anger about Kabore’s response to violence by armed groups.

The West African bloc, ECOWAS, will meet virtually Friday, January 28th, 2022 to discuss the crisis in Burkina Faso, where army officers have deposed President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.
The West African bloc, ECOWAS, will meet virtually Friday, January 28th, 2022 to discuss the crisis in Burkina Faso, where army officers have deposed President Roch Marc Christian Kabore.

The 64-year-old was elected in 2015 following a popular revolt that forced out former President Blaise Compaore.

He was re-elected in 2020. But since last year, he has faced a wave of discontent about armed groups’ attacks that have claimed the lives of about two thousand people and forced a million and a half to flee their homes.

On Sunday, mutinies erupted in several army barracks a day after Police dispersed banned protests.

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