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Vol 53 No 16

Published 3rd August 2012

The officers’ mess

After his own bitter experience, Ouattara wants stern action against coups in the region

After seven regional summits on the Mali and Guinea-Bissau crises in just five months, President Alassane Dramane Ouattara is determined to reinforce West Africa's defences against coups d'état. As Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States, the region looks to him for guidance.

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