Burkina Faso to swear in junta leader as president
Burkina Faso military leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is due to be sworn in as the country’s president, a report said.
Damiba had ousted President Roch Kaboré in a coup over two weeks ago.
Last week, the country’s Constitutional Council said it took note of Mr Kaboré’s resignation while declaring Damiba, a 41-year-old army officer, president of Burkina Faso.
State television says the inauguration will be broadcast live from the Constitutional Council building on Wednesday morning.
Mr Damiba led soldiers to oust Mr Kaboré, who had faced months of protests over his failure to stem a jihadist insurgency in the north and east of the country.
On Monday, Mr Damiba travelled to the north of the country to meet soldiers and a government militia fighting jihadists, state TV reported.