Following a coup last month, Burkina Faso's latest military strongman, Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, has been appointed President by the nation's highest constitutional council.
On January 24, 2022, a military takeover headed by Damiba occurred in Burkina Faso
. President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré & Prime Minister Lassina Zerbo
were removed from office, and the parliament, cabinet, and constitution were proclaimed null and void. Burkina Faso, one of the world's poorest and most violent countries
, is grappling with a terrorist
onslaught that has claimed over 2,000 lives and driven 1.5 million people to abandon their homes.
The nation has been excluded from the West African organization ECOWAS,
but it has avoided penalties with the reinstatement of the constitution last week.