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Burkina Faso

Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba

Date of Birth: 2 January 1981
Place of Birth: Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (Burkina Faso)


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The coup-makers win the first round

And Burkina Faso's new military rulers led by Lt Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba who ousted President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré on 24 January have joined the axis of colonels in West Africa although they have been treading more cautiously than their counterparts in Bamako and Conakry (AC Vol 63 No 3 Another domino falls to the military)...


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Covid, coups and climate top the summit list

Delegations from both the AU and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) were expected in Burkina Faso for talks on 31 January after they suspended the country from both their organisations in response to Lt Col Paul-Henri Damiba's seizure of power on 23 January...

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Another domino falls to the military

What appears to have begun as an army mutiny on 23 January in three military camps in the capital Ouagadougou morphed into a coup d'état led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba the next day after President Kaboré signed a resignation letter...


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