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Vol 52 No 24

Published 2nd December 2011


Palace plotters

Since the assassination attempt in July, President Alpha Condé has shut himself up in the Sékoutouréyah palace behind a massive guard, some trained by his ally, President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso (AC Vol 52 No 15, Presidential guard fall out). As in the old days of military rule, every presidential outing looks like a military parade. Some officers accused of involvement in the plot await trial, expected to start soon.

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