Burkina Faso has sworn-in a new government a month after soldiers staged another coup.

The newly appointed Prime Minister, Apollinaire Kyélem de Tambéla presented his Cabinet in the capital Ouagadougou on Wednesday.

Two military officers who took over key ministries are, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Land Administration and Security.

Capt. Ibrahim Traoré, the new president of Burkina Faso, ousted his predecessor Lt.- Col. Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba in September, accusing him of not having acted enough on terrorism.

There were many active armed groups in the Sahel state of around 21 million inhabitants, some of whom belong to the terrorist group Islamic State or the terrorist network al-Qaeda.

However, long droughts and hunger crises also plague Burkina Faso, which is impoverished in spite of rich gold deposits.

Burkina Faso has experienced seven major military coups since it became independent in 1960.

The new government had inaugurated a large-scale call for military applications in mid-October, aiming to recruit 3,000 junior military personnel for senior positions.

The government also aims to recruit 50,000 volunteers for the state-recognised citizen militia called the Volunteers for the Defence of the Fatherland. (dpa/NAN)

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