Burkina Faso coup

This item appears on page 5 of the March 2022 issue.

The Burkina Faso military entered the nation’s capital, Ouagadougou, on Jan. 23, taking over government buildings and forcing the president, Roch Kaboré, and his cabinet to flee. A military spokesperson said that the presidency and parliament had been dissolved. On Jan. 24, President Kaboré announced he was resigning. No replacement government had been installed by press time.