Burkina Faso crowd celebrates West Africa's latest coup


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  • Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022

FILE PHOTO: People show their support for the military after they deposed President Kabore in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Vincent Bado

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) -More than 1,000 people gathered in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou on Tuesday in support of a military coup that a day earlier ousted President Roch Kabore, dissolved the government and suspended the constitution.

The fifth coup in West and Central Africa this decade comes amid an increasingly bloody Islamist insurgency that has killed thousands and displaced millions across the Sahel region, eroding faith in democratic leaders to combat the problem.

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