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September 2022 Burkina Faso coup d'état

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A coup d'état took place in Burkina Faso on 30 September 2022, removing Interim President Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba because he was unable to control the rise of Islamist insurgency in the country. Damiba had come to power in a coup d'état just eight months earlier. Captain Ibrahim Traoré took over as interim leader. Damiba was allowed to go into exile in Togo.[1]

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  1. Natasha Booty (3 October 2022). "Burkina Faso coup: Ousted military ruler Damiba in Togo". BBC News. Retrieved 3 October 2022.