In the cycle of military strikes in West Africa

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Who’s next? It is this question that is now haunting West Africa. Coups seem to be spreading in the region: Mali from August 2020, Guinea in September 2021, Burkina Faso on January 24. If the uniformed rulers justify seizing power for local reasons, their brutal return to the political arena shows that there is no barrier to sanctions and international outcry, and that democratic principles are declining in the region.

In Bamako, Colonel Azimi Koita cited the collapse of the regime to justify President Ibrahim Boubacar’s removal of Qaeda. ; In Conakry, the capital of Guinea, he was re – elected for the third time in a row, a year after Colonel Mamati Tumbuya fired Alfa Conte; In Ouagadougou, Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henry Damiba was able to rely “The apparent inability of Mr. Roche Mark Christian Kapoor’s authority” In the struggle against jihadi groups, he explained his coup to fellow citizens.

read more: The article is reserved for our subscribers A military coup in the street, in Burkina Faso

According to a good source, the Burkina Faso army “Never felt the confidence of the authorities”. That distance On November 14, 2021, the massacre of 49 genders who had been without supplies for two weeks increased in Inata, in the north of the country. In this context, the fall of President Gaborone came as no surprise to any observer in the country.

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The sign of the time, arose against the street “The world’s dumbest conspiracy” In 2015, those who longed for and immediately abandoned former President Blaise Compaoré, today no one demonstrated for the protection of companies as a result of the election. In Ouagadougou, Bamako or Conakry, the street encourages young officers, who, as a rule, promise to reclaim the nation and swear their indifference to power.

The dictatorial regimes of the past have been rehabilitated

Portraits of Burkina Faso's new strong men (photo on the right), and Mali (on the left), Ouagadougou, January 25, 2022.

However, for many years in West Africa, khaki and sunglasses were thought to have turned to the side of the Butch and the Pretorians. When national conventions began in the early 1990s, it paved the way for multi-party, Rasta Sung by Ivory Alpha Blondie “Many conspiracies in Africa, that’s enough”. It is clear that this hope has been dashed.

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