The Portuguese ambassador in Ouagadougou, Vítor Sereno, told Lusa this Wednesday that Portuguese citizens residing in Burkina Faso, a country that was the scene of a military coup on Monday, “are”.
“There are five Portuguese and the embassy contacted all residents. They are fine”, said Vítor Serenoient, ambassador to Senegal, who also has a Portuguese representation in Burkina Faso.
The military who will be a confirmation coup on Sunday in the state of Burkina Faso, will also have the statement on state television, which will take power and will be announced in the second phase of government and parliament.
President Christian Kaboré was overthrown by a Military Corps, which was chosen by Lieutenant Colonel Marc Christian-Henri Sandgo Damiba for the Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR).
The ousted President of Burro remains under an army element, but “is physically well”, an international party reported today, days after the military coup that overthrew him, condemned by the community.
He is “still in the hands of the army”, “in a presidential residence under house arrest”, according to the source of his, Popular Movement for Progress (MPP), in statements to Agence France-Presse (AFP).
The source, who the French news agency did not identify, added that Kaboré “is physically well” and has “a doctor at his disposal”.
The MPSR began by announcing, as it seems well or anchor of the institutions of the Republic, the military junta in power is not afraid of a “counter-attack” and is controlling the various corps of the army.
The coup in Burkina Faso, which follows the coups in Mali and Guinea-Conakry, has been condemned by the international community, which demands the “immediate release” of the ousted President.
The European Union’s representative for foreign policy, Jose Borrell, warned today that “if the constitutional order is not restored”, “immediate consequences on the partnership [europeia] with the country”.