Burkina Faso: president Kabore appoints new head of army

Burkina Faso’s President Roch Marc Christian Kabore on Wednesday has appointed Col-Maj Ouédraogo Gilbert as the new head of army amid rising terrorist attacks.

The appointment was read through a statement on state TV.

Col-Maj Somé Vinta was named the new deputy head of the army, while Col Ouédraogo Souleymane is the new head of the air force.

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Burkina Faso has seen an escalation in jihadist violence since 2015 which has displaced more than a million people.

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