Death of the President of the Constitutional Council of Burkina Faso

The president of the Constitutional Council of Burkina Faso, Kassoum Kambou, aged 66, died Saturday in Paris where he had been evacuated for medical treatment, announced the Presidency of Faso in a statement.
The President of Burkina Faso, Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, “deeply regrets to inform the public opinion of the death this Saturday in Paris in France of Mr. Kassoum Kambou President of the Constitutional Council as a result of illness,” said the statement.
Hospitalized for several days in Ouagadougou, he had “been evacuated on Friday night to France for better care,” said a member of his entourage.
President of the Constitutional Council since February 2015, Mr. Kambou had not been able to preside on Wednesday over the swearing-in ceremony as president of Mr. Damiba, who took power on January 24 in a coup that overthrew elected president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.
Kambou was the third president of the state court, which was created by the breakup of the Supreme Court in 2000.

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