Burkina Faso
Burkinabe military split over junta leader Traoré's new directions

Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new president, in Ouagadougou, 15 October 2022.
Captain Ibrahim Traoré, Burkina Faso's new president, in Ouagadougou, 15 October 2022. © Olympia de Maismont/AFP
In the wake of the brutal end to Burkina Faso's military cooperation deal with Paris, Burkinabe officers appear increasingly divided as regards junta leader Ibrahim Traoré. Traoré for his part is wary of some of them and keeps certain figures well away from the decision-making process. [...]
Published on 06.03.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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