Burkina Faso: Moroccan Embassy Sets up monitoring Cell

Morocco’s Embassy in Ouagadougou has set up a monitoring cell of the situation in Burkina Faso and reassures on the situation of the members of the Moroccan community residing in this country, the diplomatic representation said in a statement.

“The Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco is closely following the situation in Burkina Faso and the events taking place there since Friday,” the statement read.

It “reassures on the situation of the members of the Moroccan community residing in Burkina Faso”, the statement added, calling on “compatriots to remain in their homes and exercise caution”.

“The Embassy has set up a monitoring cell and provides this emergency number in case of need: +226 06 41 80 80,” the statement concluded.

Morocco’s national carrier Royal Air Maroc announced the cancellation of flights to and from Ouagadougou amid the political crisis in the country on October 1 and 2. Future trips might also be cancelled depending on the evolution of the situation, RAM said.

On Friday, military officers ousted Henri Sandaogo Damiba and replaced him at the head of the country by Captain Ibrahim Traore. Damiba has been accused of focusing on politics more than on addressing the security challenges facing the country.

The recent coup came eight months after a similar action from Damiba against Roch Marc Kabore in January.

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