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Will navy coups roll again democracy in West Africa? | Present Varieties

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Burkina Faso’s navy chief was deposed on Friday within the second coup this 12 months.

Burkina Faso has now witnessed two navy coups in 9 months.

Chief Paul-Henri Damiba was overthrown by among the similar troopers who backed him within the first takeover in January. They accused Dambia of failing to cease assaults by armed teams.

Comparable takeovers in Guinea and Mali have raised fears of a rollback of democracy in West Africa.

What’s behind the instability? And the way ought to the worldwide group reply?

Presenter: Folly Bah Thibault


Fahiraman Rodrigue Kone – Senior researcher, Institute for Safety Research

Adama Gaye – Political commentator and former director of knowledge at ECOWAS

Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Visiting chair at Uppsala College’s Nordic Africa Institute

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