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From The Socialist newspaper, 2 February 2022

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

On 24 January 2022, a group of military officers toppled President Roch Kaboré's government in Burkina Faso.

The military junta - the Patriotic Movement for Safeguard and Restoration, led by Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba - has suspended the constitution and the National Assembly (parliament). It has also detained President Kaboré.

This coup d'état marks a new turn in the revolutionary process, which began nine years ago when a two-day mass uprising toppled the 27-year-old dictatorship of Blaise Campaore.

An article on the coup d'état and the political background in Burkina Faso by HT Soweto, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI in Nigeria), can be read at socialistworld.net

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Northern Ireland: Bloody Sunday 50 years on

School students strike in Austria

Coup d'état in Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso:

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Military:

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Democratic Socialist Movement:

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