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From Abidjan to Doha: the secret missions of former minister Djibrill Bassolé

Legal problems prevent the erstwhile foreign minister of Burkina Faso setting foot in his own country, but that hasn't stopped him discreetly advising junta leader Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba. Thanks to his people skills, he is also doing diplomatic work in Qatar, Ivory Coast and Paris. [...] (1653 words)
Issue dated 04/07/2022 Reading time 7 minutes
Former Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé (photo from April 2012).
Former Burkina Faso Foreign Minister Djibrill Yipènè Bassolé (photo from April 2012). © Issouf Sanogo/AFP
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