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General Gilbert Diendéré


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Another domino falls to the military

It also houses the military prison which holds Gen Gilbert Diendéré the former right-hand man of ousted President Blaise Compaoré who was convicted of leading a coup attempt in 2015 (AC Vol 60 No 18 Putschists put away)...


The politics of counter-terror

In its zeal to declare itself clean and distant from the Compaoré clan it cut all ties with the gallery of rogues who used to frequent Ouagadougou in Compaoré's days including Ag Ghaly and Moustapha Ould Limam Chafi an obscure Mauritanian who in tandem with General Gilbert Diendéré and former Foreign Minister General Djibril Yipènè Bassolé liaised between the Compaoré regime and the various jihadist katibas (armed units) in the Sahara/Sahel often on behalf of Western governments...


Backs to the wall

The Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) used to be the elite army unit but it was mainly a presidential guard for President Blaise Compaoré and had to be disbanded after Colonel Gilbert Diendéré led it in the attempted coup of 2015 (AC Vol 56 No 19 The people take on the putschists)...


Putschists put away

The leader of former President Blaise Compaoré's now-disbanded Praetorian Guard the Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) General Gilbert Diendéré got 20 years for 'attacking state security'...


New jihadist alliance strikes

Most eyes were on the alleged – reportedly reluctant – coup leader General Gilbert Diendéré the military pillar of the government of ex-President Blaise Compaoré deposed in a popular uprising in October 2014...


Old guards try new uniforms

Fatou Diendéré the fugitive wife of General Gilbert Diendéré and Guillaume Soro President of the Ivorian Parliament were charged over their alleged roles in the failed coup of September 2015 (AC Vol 56 No 19 The people take on the putschists Vol 56 No 20 The General's last days & Vol 56 No 24 Vive la différence)...


Blaming Blaise

In July 2012 the RSP's then boss General Gilbert Diendéré brokered a ransom of 15 million euros (US$18 mn...


President on probation

Kaboré's past could become an embarrassment especially as the trial of General Gilbert Diendéré gets under way for his role in last September's failed coup (AC Vol 56 No 20 The General's last days)...


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