UN shows concern after coup in Burkina Faso | News

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The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), António Guterres, expressed his concern on Saturday about the situation in Burkina Faso after the coup d'état perpetrated on Friday against the person serving as interim president, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.


Coup authorities ask the population in Burkina Faso for calm

According to the spokesman for the UN Secretary General, Stéphane Dujarric, Guterres “is deeply concerned about the development of the situation in Burkina Faso. He strongly condemns any attempt to seize power by force of arms."

"The Secretary General expresses his full support for regional efforts aimed at 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," says the statement.

Similarly, the senior official emphasized the UN's commitment to accompany the Burkinabe people on the path to peace and stability.

For its part, the representation of the international entity in that country stressed that "any action that incites intolerance, violence and hatred is contrary to the spirit of the Charter of the United Nations, human rights and international humanitarian law."

Last Friday, access to the presidential palace, television and strategic points in the country's capital, Ouagadougou, were blocked. During that day, captain Ibrahim Traore announced the dismissal of Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba.

This represents the second coup d'état that has taken place in this nation so far this year, after then-president Roch Kabore was overthrown on January 24 by Sandaogo Damiba, whom the military junta that took power appointed interim president. shortly after.

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