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Second Coup Spurs Burkina Faso’s Neighbors to Seek Election Vow

  • Envoys from West African bloc Ecowas are headed to the nation
  • Soldiers toppled Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba on Sept. 30
Ibrahim Traore

Ibrahim Traore

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Envoys from West Africa’s regional bloc are due to arrive in Burkina Faso on Tuesday amid concerns that the nation’s second coup this year will delay its return to democracy and worsen jihadist violence plaguing the region.

A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States will arrive in Ouagadougou, the capital, after the ruling junta on Sept. 30 replaced Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba in a counter-coup with Ibrahim Traore and scrapped a democratic transition plan.