The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), under the leadership of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo unsurprisingly suspended Burkina Faso from the body following an extraordinary summit held this Friday January 28, 2022.

This decision follows the January 24 coup in Burkina Faso where President Roch Christian Kaboré was removed from office by the military.

ECOWAS, which according to information gathered by AfrikPage, is considering other sanctions against this neighboring country of Ghana, has called for the release of ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. The latter would have been placed under house arrest, as well as the other officials arrested.

In addition, it was decided to send on Saturday to Ouagadougou a mission of the chiefs of staff of the ECOWAS armies, which will be followed on Monday by a ministerial mission.

In the process, the sub-regional bloc will hold a new summit on February 3 in Accra, Ghana, this time in the presence of the heads of state of the region.

The leader of the coup, Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba made his first speech on Thursday, calling on the Country’s partners to assist them in “this difficult times”.

Source: AfrikPage