Traoré seeks to regain control of security apparatus

Burkina Faso's new military leader Ibrahim Traore in Ouagadougou, on 2 October 2022.
Burkina Faso's new military leader Ibrahim Traore in Ouagadougou, on 2 October 2022. © Vincent Bado /Reuters
The Burkinabe military junta leader has appointed one of his loyalists to head the National Theatre Operations Command (COTN). This is a strategic body in the fight against Islamist militants and was previously headed by the powerful Lieutenant Colonel Yves Didier Bamouni, a close friend of Traoré's predecessor, Paul Henri Damiba. [...] (405 words)
Issue dated 27/10/2022 Reading time 2 minutes
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