The Burkina Faso Military has announced that it has deposed President Roch Kabore, seizing control of the country and dissolved the government. In a televised broadcast on Monday, the army said it had taken over the government, suspended the constitution and the National Assembly, as well as closed the country's borders. The announcement, signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was read by another officer on the state television, noting that the takeover had been carried out without violence and those detained are in a secured location.
President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Kabore has reportedly been detained at a military camp by mutinying soldiers, following gunfire around the presidential residence in Ouagadougou on Sunday night. The report of his detention came on Monday, a day after soldiers staged mutinies at several army barracks, and later several armoured vehicles of the presidential fleet riddled with bullets holes and abandoned in the street. Kabore's whereabouts are unknown as of the time of this report and the government has denied seize power by the army.
The Ghanian President Nana Akufo-Addo in a tweet has revealed and described the explosion that occurred in Bogoso, a town in Western Ghana as a "truly sad, unfortunate and tragic incident". According to local authorities, the explosion happened when a mining truck loaded with explosives collided with a motorcycle on the evening of 20th January 2022, and many were feared dead.
Ibrahim Boubakar Keita, the former Mali president has died at the age of 76, His family informed AFP news that Mr. Keita died on Sunday in Bamako. The former president led Mali from 2013 until he was ousted in a military junta in the year 2020. Mr. Keita was just two years into his second tenure of five years-term when a widespread protest against his government engulfed the country and attracted military intervention who toppled him, making the country under sanction for failing to restore civilian rule.