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Will a military coup set back democracy in West Africa? | | Show type

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from: inside story

Burkina Faso’s military leader was ousted Friday in the second coup of the year.

Burkina Faso has had two military coups in nine months.

Leader Paul Henri Damiva was overthrown by some of the same soldiers who backed him in the initial takeover in January. They accused Dumbea of ​​failing to stop attacks by militants.

Similar takeovers in Guinea and Mali have raised fears of democratic retreat in West Africa.

What is behind the instability? And how should the international community respond?

presenter: Foley Bar Thibault

The guests:

Fahiraman Rodrigue Kone – Senior Researcher, Security Labs

Adama Gaye – Political Commentator, Former Information Director of ECOWAS

Emmanuel Kwesi Aning – Visiting Professor, Nordic and African Institute, Uppsala University

https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2022/10/1/will-military-coups-roll-back-democracy-in-west-africa Will a military coup set back democracy in West Africa? | | Show type

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