The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has announced the suspension of Burkina Faso.

With the Nation’s military forcefully holding power, it became pertinent to organize a meeting to carve out a way forward. This was eventually held virtually on Friday.

A three-hour discuss between West African leaders centered on the ousting of President Kaboré’s democratic government, with the miltary’s failure to release him, despite a demand from the body since Monday.

The decision to suspend Burkina Faso also came hours after a live broadcast was aired; with the country’s new leader – Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba speaking on reasons why the force had staged a coup.

Although, ECOWAS is yet to impose any sanction on Burkina Faso, stringent penalties will most likely be announced in the coming days with International bodies keeping an eye on daily developments.

Burkina Faso now joins Mail and Guinea in the list of countries to be punished following a coup in less than two years. Earlier in the year, Mali had also received toughened sanctions from the body’s membership council, after their military failed to hold elections as expected.

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