Everything would be fine in the best of Fasos, if we are to believe the usual activities, this October 3, along the arteries of a jaded capital, but also the tempered remarks of international organizations, a few hours however after the fall of the Head of State Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. 62 years have passed since the accession to independence of Upper Volta, with ten presidents – 70% of soldiers – none of whom obtained the ideal martingale: coming to power by the ballot box and leaving on the scheduled term of a warrant…
Burkina Faso: how Captain Traoré overthrew Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba
Au pays political accidents, ECOWAS seems to relativize this new bug, an illegitimate not very outrageous trellis having finally jostled only another illegitimate not too exaggerating trellis, in a sort of rectification of the trajectory of the Patriotic Movement for the Safeguard and Restoration (MPSR ). In March, in Bobo-Dioulasso, didn’t the future deposed himself invite the grumpy people to make “their coup” if they were “really strong”?
Everyone could be satisfied with a transfer of power almost as phlegmatic as a political rotation of the Swiss Federal Council, if some violence had not enamelled in recent days. Violence, the visible part of which was civilian, in this context of a military putsch. Targeted violence against places of French influence, embassy here, cultural institute there. Violence that contrasted with the call for calm, on the evening of October 2, of mutineers who had become new strong men.
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Were the said mutineers foreign to this violence? Not that much: the mere mention of “new partnerships”, or an alleged reception of Damiba in the French base of Kamboinsin, were enough to set fire to the powder of the activists fed on chains like Sputnik or Russia today, whose best scores in the French version would be made in particular in the countries of Upright Men, according to the British information analysis site similarweb.
umpteenth blank page
Ultimate piece of the puzzle: on this wave of populism surfed the yet French destroyers of the “French dictatorship”, Egountchi Behanzin and Kemi Seba. And the Burkinabè “vigilance” card from the Quai d’Orsay to take on the red monochrome of the “formally not recommended”…
Kemi Seba, from Mali to Burkina Faso: to the glory of the putschists
Could Vladimir Putin locate Faso on the world map? Has the strong Burkinabè of the day received the slightest partnership proposal from a private or public Russian entity? On the umpteenth blank page of Burkinabè history, Ibrahim Traoré – who says he is not interested in power – will have to choose the ink with which to write. And there is no time to multiply the drafts, as the captain himself admits: “We have to do in three months what should have been done in twelve months”. He is not unaware of the local proverb: “One does not trample the testicles of a blind ».