January 2022 Burkina Faso coup d'état

2022 coup d'état in Burkina Faso

On 23 January 2022, a gunshot was heard in front of presidential residence in the Burkinabé capital Ouagadougou. The soldiers was reported to have taken the control of military base in the capital. Although the government denied the ongoing coup in the country.[1] However, several hours later, President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was said to have been arrested by the soldiers at military camp in the country.[2] The next day, Kaboré was removed from power.

January 2022 Burkina Faso coup d'état
Part of Jihadist insurgency in Burkina Faso
Date23–24 January 2022 (2022-01-23 – 2022-01-24)

Coup d'état successful

Government of Burkina Faso

Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration

Commanders and leaders

It was reported that the internet in the country has stopped working.[3] On 24 January 2022, it was announced that Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was the coup's leader and would become the country's head of state.[4]


  1. "Burkina Faso gov't denies army takeover after barracks gunfire". Al Jazeera. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  2. "Burkina Faso president reportedly detained by military". BBC News. 24 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  3. "Internet disrupted in Burkina Faso amid military uprising". NetBlocks. 23 January 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2022.
  4. "Fresh from promotion, Burkina Faso writer-colonel leads a coup". Reuters. 2022-01-24. Retrieved 2022-01-25.