Burkina Faso crowd celebrates West Africa’s latest coup, swissinfo.ch

More than 1,000 people gathered in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday in support of a military coup that a day earlier ousted President Roch Kabore, dissolved the government and suspended the constitution.

The fifth coup in West and Central Africa this decade comes amid an increasingly bloody Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands and displaced millions across the Sahel region, eroding faith in democratic leaders to combat the problem.

On Monday, soldiers announced they had overthrown Kabore , who came to power in 2015, a move condemned internationally but welcomed by some at home tired of widespread insecurity, alleged corruption and deep poverty. […]

France’s President Emmanuel Macron said the situation had appeared calm in the last few hours and that he had been informed Kabore was ”in good health” and not being threatened.

The United States, the United Nations, regional political bloc ECOWAS and the G5 group of Sahel nations all condemned the coup. Läs artikel