Burkina Faso’s junta shuts down a radio station for criticizing the coup in Niger

The government of Burkina Faso, led by the junta, has decided to suspend Radio Omega, a well-known radio station in the country. The radio station’s suspension is in response to its criticism of the recent coup in the neighboring Niger Republic.

It has just been claimed that the radio station did an interview with

The spokesperson for a newly founded Nigerien organization campaigning for the reinstatement of the country’s elected President, Mohamed Bazoum, has made a statement, according to The Guardian.

In response to the interview, Burkina Faso’s Communications Minister, Rimtalba Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo, released a statement on Thursday ordering the radio station’s immediate suspension in the national interest. The suspension will continue until further notice.

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In a recent incident, Moumouni is said to have made disparaging remarks about the newly created Nigerien authorities.

Ouedraogo recently stated that he believes the organization in question is intentionally advocating for violence and war against the sovereign people of Niger. Ouedraogo further stated that the organization is committed to re-establish Bazoum as their leader using all means possible.

The President of Niger was deposed on July 26th, 2023, according to a breaking news item from the DAILY POST. Members of the Presidential Guard were the ones responsible for this unique occurrence.

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