In January 2022, army officers under the self-proclaimed Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration (Le mouvement patriotique pour la sauvegarde et la restauration, MPSR) staged a coup against President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, who had been elected for a second term in 2020. Eight months later, in September 2022, disaffected soldiers mutinied in Ouagadougou, the capital, and installed Capt. Ibrahim Traoré as president. Armed Islamist groups, state security forces engaged in military operations, and pro-government militias were all responsible for serious abuses, further degrading Burkina Faso's human rights and humanitarian situation.

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