Burkina Faso junta dismisses army and spy chiefs

The military junta that took power in Burkina Faso has dismissed the army and intelligence chiefs.

The former army chief, Brigadier General Gilbert Ouedraogo, has been replaced by the head of the junta Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba – who will also serve as the country’s president.

The junta – which is officially known as the Patriotic Movement for Preservation and Restoration (MPSR) – also sacked intelligence chief Sr Col Francois Ouedraogo.

He was replaced by Sr Col Cyprien Kabore, a member of the junta.

The junta also restored the country’s constitution, which was suspended after it ousted the president during the January 23 coup.

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