West African bloc suspends Burkina Faso after military coup
30 January 2022 | 6:54 am
The ECOWAS bloc has suspended Burkina Faso after the army overthrew the president. Burkina Faso is the third member to face punishments from the bloc as a result of a military takeover in roughly 18 months.
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