Embarassing for everyone in #Burkina Faso #lwili: Army takes power and doesn’t know what to say

They came in and read their communique, and the Army Chief of Staff acted confused when reporters asked a simple question: Where is Blaise Compaoré? and they all walked out of the room.  Painful to watch.  At least take power with a little bit of panache.  Or did they Youtube the Thai military’s takeover speech and translate into French?  And Traoré is the same guy who put down the Bobo mutiny in 2011. So maybe as the conspiracy-theory de l’heure has it, he is talking on phone with Blaise about how to salvage the situation.

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