World Coup d'état in Burkina Faso: Who are other leaders in the hands of the junta?

04:15  27 january  2022
04:15  27 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Guinea's remote president leaves the country for medical treatment

 Guinea's remote president leaves the country for medical treatment The President Alpha Condé, dismantled at a coup in Guinea, left the West African country for a health treatment. As the military junta announced on Tuesday, Condé wants to treat himself medically in Saudi Arabia. On a video published by the junta you can see how the ex-president rises into an airplane. "It is urgently needed that I treat myself," he explained. © John Wessels The President Alpha Condé dismantled at a coup in Guinea has left the West African country for a health treatment.

Le Premier ministre de Kaboré, Lassina Zerbo, entouré des membres de son nouveau gouvernement, à l'issue du premier Conseil des ministres de la nouvelle équipe, le 15 décembre 2021 à Ouagadougou. (Image d'illustration) © AFP - Olympia De Maismont The Prime Minister of Kaboré, Lassina Zerbo, surrounded by members of his new government, at the end of the first Council of Ministers of the new team on December 15, 2021 in Ouagadougou. (Image of illustration)

in Ouagadougou, meetings, consultations, discussions are linked since the coup. Parties, civil society organizations take a stand in relation to the transition that begins. It has been confirmed that the former Kaboré President was in residence supervised in a villa of the capital, in good health and well treated, according to him. On the other hand, the information is more fragmented concerning other arrested leaders.

Four French soldiers of the operation "Barkhane" injured in an explosion in Burkina Faso

 Four French soldiers of the operation © Copyright 2022, Obs Four French soldiers were injured in Burkina Faso during the explosion of an improvised explosive machine (IED ) At the passage of their vehicle, in the north of the country, announced the French staff Tuesday, January 18, to the evening. "The off-road vehicle exploded on an IED at the exit of the Ouahigouya airport," said the staff, stating that it was a "unit" Barkhane "on a recognition mission".

Updated 26 to 22:50: During a meeting with the members of the former government on Wednesday, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba assured that no more authority was detained, with the exception of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

It is unclear how many ministers have been placed on stops or where they are. We know that the head of the government, Lassina Zerbo , is today in housed residence, at his home. As a reminder, he had just moved to the Primature less than two months ago, after many years to serve as an international civil servant at the United Nations.

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The Minister of Defense, General Barthélémy Simpora, is, he, to the judgments. He occupied the position since last October and he had assured Sunday afternoon, that the situation was under control. He was in charge of the tractings with the mutineers, the discussions that failed.

Burkina: a demonstration against insecurity forbidden in Ouagadougou

 Burkina: a demonstration against insecurity forbidden in Ouagadougou © Olympia of police officers in a rue de Ouagadougou during demonstrations, on November 27, 2021 A protest planned Saturday against insecurity in Burkina Faso struck by violence Jihadists, was prohibited Thursday by the Town Hall of Ouagadougou, where a previous gathering prohibited in November 2021 had given rise to violence.

Third major personality: Alassane Bala Sakandé is also detained. President of the National Assembly since 2017, he had taken the head of the MPP, the presidential party, in September 2021. His name was circulating as a candidate for the succession of ROCH MARC Christian Kabore in 2025.

The general designed in prison

As for the personalities who were already in prison before the coup, the information is lacking concerning General Gilbert. As for the former chief of the presidential safety regiment (RSP) and the right arm of Blaise Compaoré, the rumor that he was released Monday was denied. According to one of his lawyers, he is always in the Maca, the military prison. If the new leader of the country, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba, has been a member of the RSP at the turn of the years 2010, he had left the regiment and did not take part in the 2015 Putsch attempt against the transition.

With regard to Lieutenant-Colonel Emmanuel Zoungrana and eight other soldiers arrested on 10 January and accused of fomenting an coup, there too, no evolution for the moment. Its proximity supposed with the new strong man of the country, with whom he made his military training, has for the hour not influenced on his status as a prisoner.

Burkina Faso: a crowd celebrates the putschists in Ouagadougou .
© AFP - Olympia of Maismont Rally of support for putschists, in Ouagadougou, on January 25, 2022 in the aftermath of the coup d'etat in Burkina Faso who overthrew President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. This Tuesday all day, the supporters of the new junta in power in Burkina Faso gathered in Ouagadougou on the Square of the Nation, including the call "Save Burkina" to celebrate the coup.

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