Burkina Faso coup leader cancels 2024 elections, citing security concerns
OCTOBER 1, 2023
Burkina Faso coup leader Ibrahim Traore announced Friday that there would be no elections in the country until security concerns were addressed. Traore previously promised elections would be reinstated by 2024 to ensure democracy. Speaking on national television, the junta leader said elections were not a priority compared to the related security concerns.