MOSCOW, October 2 – Novosti. In Burkina Faso, the ousted head of the transitional government, Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, has announced his willingness to voluntarily resign if the rebels meet several conditions, according to a statement by religious and traditional communities that acted as mediators between the parties.
On Friday, the media reported that a military group led by Captain Ibrahim Traore announced the removal of Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, as well as the suspension of the constitution, the dissolution of the government and the closure of borders.
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“As a result of mediation actions taken by said communities, Sandaogo Damiba himself offered to resign in order to avoid confrontation with serious human and material losses,” reads a text published by local online publication Lefaso.net.
At the same time, Damiba set several conditions, including a guarantee of security and non-criminal prosecution of his supporters, the desire for national reconciliation, the fulfillment of obligations to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the continuation of state reform.
It is noted that the leader of the military seized power, Ibrahim Traore, accepted these conditions.
In January, rebels seized power in Burkina Faso on behalf of the Patriot Movement for Preservation and Restoration, led by Lt. Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, 41. They announced that they had dismissed President Rock Mark Kabore, the country’s government was dissolved, the constitution was suspended. Later, the rebels decided to restore the constitution.
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