Captain Ibrahim Traoré walking on a knife edge

Captain Ibrahim Traoré (C), parades in the streets of Ouagadougou and hails the cheering crowd. Captain Ibrahim Traore was appointed as president of Burkina Faso on October 5, 2022, according to an official statement.
Captain Ibrahim Traoré (C), parades in the streets of Ouagadougou and hails the cheering crowd. Captain Ibrahim Traore was appointed as president of Burkina Faso on October 5, 2022, according to an official statement. © Idrissa Ouedraogo, Adama Ouedraogo/AFPTV/AFP
The head of the 30 September putsch has only a limited support within the military apparatus and is already encountering mistrust among powerful senior officers. He wants to designate a new president of the transition and has increasingly been engaging in discreet consultations on the matter. [...] (1040 words)
Issue dated 10/10/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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