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Tag Archives: Burkina Faso
General Gilbert Diendéré’s coup attempt that started September 16 and ended with his presidential guard unit disbanded and himself in jail has produced some head-scratching. What happened was the regular armed forces after several days finally decided not to support … Continue reading
After four days of short conversations with people here and there, seems like the “consensus” position among elites is that Zepherin Diabre’s UPC ascent has really challenged the CDP, and the restructuring that has been happening has meant there is … Continue reading
I was reading Jean-Baptiste Ouédraogo’s reflection* on his short year in power as President of Burkina Faso (from 7 November 1982 to 4 August 1983), and it prompted me to think of Blaise Compaoré (current president of Burkina) as anticipating … Continue reading