Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba

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Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba
Le lieutenant-colonel Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, Ouagadougou le 27 janvier 2022 (cropped).jpg
Damiba in 2022
President of Burkina Faso
In office
31 January 2022 – 30 September 2022
Preceded byRoch Marc Christian Kaboré
Succeeded byIbrahim Traoré
President of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration
In office
24 January 2022 – 30 September 2022
Succeeded byIbrahim Traoré
Personal details
BornJanuary 1981 (1981-01) (age 42)
Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso)
Alma materÉcole militaire
Military service
Allegiance Burkina Faso
Branch/serviceArmy of Burkina Faso
Years of service2003–present
RankLieutenant colonel
Unit Regiment of Presidential Security (until 2011)
Battles/warsJihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso
2022 Burkinabé coup d'état

Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba (born 2 January 1981) is a Burkinabé military officer. He was the Interim President of Burkina Faso and Chairman of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR) from January 2022 to September 2022. He removed President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré from power on 24 January 2022 during the 2022 Burkinabé coup d'état.[1]

Damiba was removed from power by Ibrahim Traoré in the September 2022 coup d'état.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Fresh from promotion, Burkina Faso writer-colonel leads a coup". Reuters. 2022-01-24. Retrieved 2022-01-25.