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Burkina Faso

Ibrahim Traoré

Date of Birth: 1988
Place of Birth: Bondokuy, Burkina Faso


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Juntas in shock split from Ecowas

Burkina's leader Captain Ibrahim Traoré was guest of honour at July's St Petersburg Russia-Africa summit and the monitoring group All Eyes on Wagner has reported a steady trickle of bilateral military visits between Moscow and Ouagadougou ever since (Dispatches 17/10/23 Junta is latest to sign Russian nuclear pact)...

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What hope for the juntas' promised elections?

The regime's self-confidence will be felt more widely across the Sahel encouraging Burkina Faso's junta leader Captain Ibrahim Traoré and General Abdourahamane Tiani's Conseil national pour la sauvegarde de la patrie (CNSP) in Niger (AC Vol 64 No 17 General Tiani opens the bidding)...


Putsch or purge?

The announcement came just days before the first anniversary of Captain Ibrahim Traoré's coup that removed fellow putschist Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba now in exile in Togo (AC Vol 63 No 20 Palace coup could usher in Moscow's mercenaries)...


Junta leader banks on autocracy

Military junta leader Captain Ibrahim Traoré is setting out his programme for victory in the war against militant jihadists who have taken 40% of the country killed thousands and caused 2...

Press ganged to join the volunteers The recruitment of a visually impaired civil society activist into the ranks of the government-sponsored Volontaires pour la défense de la patrie (VDPs) militia in Kaya is seen by many as representative of junta leader Capt Ibrahim Traoré's authoritarian style...


Restive Tuareg ramp up tension

A campaign to recruit an additional 50 000 Volontaires pour la défense de la patrie – (VDP – community defence volunteers) launched by junta leader Capt Ibrahim Traoré attracted 90 000 applicants...


Can Macron's new Sahel strategy work?

Yet when Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba was removed as Burkina's transitional president on 30 September anti-French demonstrators surged onto the streets attacking the French embassy with new putsch leader Ibrahim Traoré initially claiming Damiba was being sheltered at Kamboinsin...


Bamako's wolf warrior diplomacy backfires

Bamako's wolf warrior-style diplomacy contrasts sharply with the more pragmatic tactics adopted by Burkina Faso's putschists Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba and now Captain Ibrahim Traoré with Ecowas and western states...

After meeting Burkina's new leader Captain Ibrahim Traoré in Ouagadougou Nuland said she was convinced by his insistence that the new junta there had no intention of hiring Wagner fighters to help on security...


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