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Burkina Faso: Head of the United Nations Organization (UN) condemns any attempt to seize power by force of arms

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  Captain Ibrahim Traore reportedly appeared on national television on Friday announcing that Lt Col Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba who ousted the country s democratically elected president in January had been removed from power after failing to end terrorist violence that has forced 2 million people to flee their homes In a statement published by his spokesman Ant nio Guterres strongly condemned any attempt to seize power by force of arms and called on all actors to refrain from violence and seek dialogue The UN chief also expressed his full support for regional efforts towards a speedy return to constitutional order in the country Burkina Faso needs peace stability and unity to fight terrorist groups and criminal networks operating in parts of the country he said Mr Guterres reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to accompany the people of Burkina Faso in their efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability Ongoing crisis According to media reports shots were heard in Burkina Faso s capital Ouagadougou on Saturday and many streets remain blocked due to unusual military activity Burkina Faso continues to face a humanitarian crisis with almost a fifth of the population in need of assistance According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs as of June this year more than 1 5 million people have been displaced in Burkina Faso as a result of growing insecurity in the country Nearly two quarters of displaced people are children
Burkina Faso: Head of the United Nations Organization (UN) condemns any attempt to seize power by force of arms

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Captain Ibrahim Traore reportedly appeared on national television on Friday announcing that Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who ousted the country’s democratically elected president in January, had been removed from power “after failing to end terrorist violence.”

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” that has forced 2 million people to flee their homes.

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In a statement published by his spokesman, António Guterres strongly condemned “any attempt to seize power by force of arms” and called on all actors to “refrain from violence and seek dialogue.”

The UN chief also expressed his full support for regional efforts towards a speedy return to constitutional order in the country.

Burkina Faso needs peace, stability and unity to fight terrorist groups and criminal networks operating in parts of the country,” he said.

Mr. Guterres reaffirmed the commitment of the United Nations to accompany the people of Burkina Faso in their efforts to achieve lasting peace and stability.

Ongoing crisis According to media reports, shots were heard in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou, on Saturday and many streets remain blocked due to “unusual” military activity.

Burkina Faso continues to face a humanitarian crisis, with almost a fifth of the population in need of assistance.

According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, as of June this year, more than 1.5 million people have been displaced in Burkina Faso as a result of growing insecurity in the country.

Nearly two-quarters of displaced people are children.

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