Colonel-Major Célestin Simporé Promoted to Brigadier General in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU — In a solemn ceremony on Friday morning, Colonel-Major Célestin Simporé was officially promoted to Brigadier General, with Captain Ibrahim Traoré, the President of the Transition and Supreme Head of the national armed forces, presiding over the event.

According to Burkina Information Agency, Appointed by decree on October 27, 2023, Simporé received his insignia in the presence of the country’s military hierarchy, according to a new release by local media sources. In his acknowledgment speech, the new Brigadier General recognized the weight of his new role in translating political aims into tangible operational results.

Brigadier General Célestin Simporé emphasized the symbolic nature of his promotion, attributing it to the collective efforts of his colleagues and, notably, to those in active combat risking their lives for national peace and prosperity. He dedicated his new rank to these individuals and assured the President of his unwavering determination to continue the fight against threats to the nation until a definitive victory is secured.

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