Burkina Faso: Morocco sets up monitoring cell, emergency phone number to assist Moroccans
Morocco’s embassy in Ouagadougou established a cell to monitor the situation in Burkina Faso in the aftermath of the recent coup d’état.
The embassy said in a statement that the cell seeks to stay updated and reassured about the situation of the Moroccan community settled in the country.
“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 said.
The statement called on Moroccan citizens to remain home and “observe all vigilance,” stressing that the cell is currently tracking all updates in the country.
Morocco also set up an emergency phone number (+22606418080) for Moroccans seeking to learn about updates.
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.
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.