BURKINA FASO FRANCE

Paris had been planning for months in anticipation of a coup against Kaboré

French president Emmanuel Macron with Burkinabe president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Ouagadougou in 2017.
French president Emmanuel Macron with Burkinabe president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré in Ouagadougou in 2017. © Ludovic Marin/Reuters
The French government had been expecting an event such as the putsch attempt that took place on 23 January since September, and had been on maximum alert for months. On Sunday, Paris was in constant touch with President Kaboré and even offered to evacuate him. [...] (585 words)
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