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NEW #Africa File | #BurkinaFaso’s latest coup on Sep. 30 indicates that the governance and security crisis in West Africa’s #Sahel region continues to deepen. @liam_karr @brian_cartr @EmilyCEstelle… 1/5 Image
Salafi-jihadi groups linked to #alQaeda and the #IslamicState have exploited cyclical violence and anti-government grievances to root themselves in local communities and steadily expand in the Sahel over the past decade. 2/5 Image
The fallout from the Burkina Faso coup, like the 2020 and 2021 coups in Mali, will likely further reduce counterterrorism pressure and worsen the conditions that lead to Salafi-jihadi expansion. 3/5
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In video statement recorded yday & circulating today, #Damiba addresses #BurkinaFasoCoup for 1st time since it began on Friday. He highlights 26 Sept attack on Gaskindé convoy as one of the sparks for the coup, leading to “tensions, misunderstandings & criticism”. Gaskindé was …
2/ … to some extent the Inata of this coup - the spark that lit up the fuel that was e.g. growing frustration over choice of int’l security partners; worsening security situation; Zoungrana’s continued imprisonment; perception #Damiba had become a “civilian politician”
3/ In video, #Damiba criticises Traoré for mutinying when his grievances “should have been addressed through dialogue”. But frustration in part of #MPSR was also based on the perception that Damiba was going it alone and casting aside those who had helped him seize power
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The impact of 🇷🇺 🇺🇦 war on #Africa
African countries, which have been out of 🇺🇦 attention for a long time, have now become relevant due to #RussiaUkraineWar. The economic circumstances of war with blocking the export of 🇺🇦 goods abroad affect Africa to a greater extent.
Beyond food security, Africa is a region where Western influence is waning and the presence of Turkey, China and Russia is growing. Modern Africa consists of the former colonies of Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Portugal and Italy. (2/10)
After gaining their independence in the 1960s and 1980s, the newly formed countries began to focus not only on the West. Since the "cold war" was going on at that time, Moscow became a certain "alternative" and at the same time a sponsor of African countries. (3/10)
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🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 221 - Iniciamos el #hilo diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania con el fundador de #Wagner Group, Yevgeny #Prigozhin, asistiendo al funeral de uno de sus mercenarios, galardonado con el título de #Héroe de la Federación Rusa".

🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 221 - Aquí tenéis nuestro informe diario sobre la #GuerraEnUcrania correspondiente a la jornada de ayer, en la que cayó #Limán.…
🇷🇺🔥🇺🇦 #Rusia vs #Ucrania - Día 221 - Hay que estar atentos, como comentamos en el informe de ayer, a la situación en #Zaporiyia, en donde los ucranianos podrían estar redoblando la ofensiva según algunas fuentes, aunque no hay nada claro por el momento.

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1/ Les nouveaux putschistes du #BurkinaFaso n’ont toujours pas mis la main sur Damiba et accusent la France de le cacher dans leur base, ce que démentent des officiels français. On peut craindre un dérapage si les putschistes s’attaquent à la base des forces spéciales de Sabre.
2/ Intéressant aussi, mais pas surprenant, que les putschistes annoncent vouloir aller «vers d’autres partenaires». Depuis quelques mois déjà, #Wagner et le Kremlin tentent de se rapprocher de Damiba, sans succès. Le colonel ayant vu les résultats de cette collaboration au #Mali
3/ S’il est trop tôt pour affirmer que cette tentative de coup a été préparée avec un appui russe, l’apparition concomitante d’une campagne de désinformation pro russe sur les RS, dès les premiers tirs, et les messages annonciateurs des influenceurs du Kremlin, sont suspects.👇 ImageImageImageImage
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It’s now official: there is a #coup within a coup in #BurkinaFaso. Little is known about coup leader Ibrahim Traoré. What we do know is that the coup came amid spiralling tensions within #MPSR. Here’s a look at the main points from tonight’s announcement and what led to this 🧵
1/ Damiba has been toppled by coup plotters who claim to belong to the #MPSR. Unclear at this stage where Damiba is. Sources mentioned earlier he had been arrested and negotiations revolved around the conditions of his departure from power
2/ Cpt. Ibrahim Traoré is the new #MPSR president. He was named Chef d’Artillerie du Dixième Régiment de Commandement d’Appui et de Soutien by Damiba in March 2022, but little else is known about him at this stage
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#Mutiny and clashes in #BurkinaFaso still underway. Are we seeing a #coup within a coup - if so who is behind it? Much is unclear, but the presidency announced earlier on social media it is negotiating with mutineers. How did we get here are what are they likely to talk about?🧵
2/ In recent weeks, discontent📈within the army. Some see #Damiba as having become more of a politician than the military leader they were hoping for & see him as having failed to deliver on his security promises. 26 Sept convoy attack in #Gaskindé sparked further📈in frustration
3/ As security forces suffer recurring losses, the dynamic could be similar to Nov 2021, when the high death toll of the Inata attack against sec forces and the news that they were ill-equipped and supplied sparked anger and discontent in the ranks
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This Week | On Our Radar 🧵

#BurkinaFaso 🇧🇫

An improvised explosive device killed at least 35 civilians on Monday.

@mathpellerin says this attack stands out because it specifically targeted civilians as opposed to the army.
#Haiti 🇭🇹

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Port-au-Prince & other cities on Wednesday to demand de facto Prime Minister Ariel Henry’s resignation.

@renaticas says this might indicate the reversal of a downward trend in the number of protests over the past year.
#Türkiye 🇹🇷 - #Greece 🇬🇷

President Erdoğan accused Athens of militarising what should be demilitarised Eastern Aegean islands, threatening to “do what was necessary”.

@nigargoksel says the war of words between both sides has been escalating for several months.
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1. Yesterday, during the #Economic #Forum in #Karpacz #Poland, Jaroslaw #Kaczynski uttered categorical words: "Western #Europe is culturally alien to us".

Let us take Kaczynski's words as an opportunity to recall an extremely important thread.

Let us recount what he said.
2. You can see #Kaczynski during discussion panel together with MEPs @ZdzKrasnodebski and Ryszard Legutko, his two main informal advisors on ideological and international issues.

"The threat to our sovereignty from the West is greater than from the East." - claimed Krasnodebski.
3. A lot of attention has been paid to #Kaczynski's shoes, but - let's face it - while embarrassing, that's not what's most important

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[#LeZOOM] | « La réussite de la Fédération du #Mali devrait marquer le début d’une Fédération en Afrique de l’Ouest et dans toute l’Afrique. Nous avons échoué. Toute la balkanisation de l’#Afrique 🌍 vient de là » rappelait Assane Seck.

Pourquoi cet échec, on vous raconte 👇
Le Congrès de #Bamako (Soudan français) du 29 au 30 décembre 1958 a permis de poser les bases de la création de la Fédération du Mali.👇
La Fédération passe de 4 à 2 avec le retrait du #Dahomey (actuel #Bénin 🇧🇯) et la Haute-Volta (actuel #BurkinaFaso 🇧🇫) sous la pression conjointe de la #France 🇫🇷 et de la Côte d’Ivoire 🇨🇮. 👇
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International food commodity prices are retreating but simply not enough to dent food inflation!
Hundreds of millions of people remain crippled by the toxic combination of tumbling currencies and high food inflation.
See evidence ⬇️🧵
1/15 #Lebanon
2/15 #Zimbabwe
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#Drone threat to the US - "We [US] have to think abt whether or not humans will remain in the kill chain bcs some of our adversaries have decided they will not & that the targeting will be done much quicker" House Intel Comm.'s @RepJasonCrow tells #AspenSecurity
Threat to US from drones-"How do we stop those drones before they ever launch?" asks @USSOCOM Commander Gen. Richard Clarke tells #AspenSecurity

"The cost for very very low" he says, adding there also needs to be discussion of norms for use of drones
#Chemcial-#Biological threat to US significant, even from non-state actors - "It's pretty simple to do" per @USSOCOM's Gen Clarke
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#Niger l’#EI #Sahel diffuse plus de photos de l’attaque de Pétèl Kolé #Tillaberi ImageImageImageImage
PT il s’agit de cette attaque du poste frontalier du 12 avril dernier…
Le poste en question entre le #BurkinaFaso et le #Niger Image
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LIVE: Media briefing on #COVID19 and other global health issues with @DrTedros…
"Globally, reported cases and deaths from #COVID19 are continuing to decline, with reported weekly deaths at their lowest since March 2020.
But these trends, while welcome, don’t tell the full story."-@DrTedros
"Driven by Omicron sub-variants, we are seeing an increase in reported cases in the Americas & Africa."
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🇬🇱 - Hans Egede Church; Kirkevej 13, Nuuk 3900, Greenland…

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Hans Egede Church in #Nuuk, #Greenland (🇬🇱) is around 4355 miles from our previous church Foyer Ste Thérèse, communauté des Béatitudes in #Diebougou, #BurkinaFaso (🇧🇫) -
2/ A map showing the geodesic line between Greenland and the pr
#Nuuk, (🇬🇱):
Nuuk (Greenlandic pronunciation: [nuːk]; Danish: Nuuk, formerly Godthåb [ˈkʌtˌhɔˀp]) is the capital and largest city of Greenland, a constituent country of... (
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🇧🇫 - Foyer Ste Thérèse, communauté des Béatitudes; BP 35, Diébougou, Burkina Faso…

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Foyer Ste Thérèse, communauté des Béatitudes in #Diebougou, #BurkinaFaso (🇧🇫) is around 2891 miles from our previous church Kaple sv. Václava in #Louny, #CzechRepublic (🇨🇿) -
2/ A map showing the geodesic line between Burkina Faso and the
#Diebougou, (🇧🇫):
Diébougou Airport (IATA: XDE, ICAO: DFOU) is a public use airport located near Diébougou, Bougouriba, Burkina Faso.

== See also ==
List of airports in Burkina... (…)
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✊ C’est un verdict certes symbolique mais important pour le peuple burkinabé.
#BurkinaFaso #compaore #sankara
#Thread Image
L ’ancien dictateur Blaise Campaoré a enfin été condamné à la prison à vie par contumace pour le meurtre de Thomas Sankara, fondateur du pays des hommes intègres et ancien président panafricaniste, marxiste et révolutionnaire.
Figure du Tiers-mondisme, arrivé au pouvoir en 1983 dans l’ancienne Haute-Volta renommé par Thomas Sankara Burkina Faso, le capitaine prend le pouvoir âgé de seulement de 33 ans.
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#ISIS media campaign showing fighters pledging allegiance to new leader Abu al-Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi is growing

Per @siteintelgroup new photo sets show fighters from:

#Iraq (inclu. #Baghdad, #Saluhaddin)

Cont. - #ISIS media campaign posting new photos showing fighters pledges to Abu al-Hassan

#Sahel (#BurkinaFaso #Mali #Niger)

Earlier photo releases showed fighters giving bay'ah from:

#EastAsia (#Philippines, #Indonesia)
#Iraq (#Kirkuk, #Anbar)
Per @JihadoScope, #ISIS has issued 18 photo sets to date showing fighters pledging allegiance to Abu al-Hassan:

#Iraq (4)
#Nigeria (3)
#Indonesia or #Philippines (for East Asia)
#Sahel - #Cameroon / #BurkinaFaso / #Mali / #Niger
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The number of 👥 in need in Burkina Faso, Northern Cameroon,Chad,Mali,Niger, and North-Eastern Nigeria 📈 from 24M in 2018 to over 30M in 2022 due to the combined effect of:
🚨 increasingly violent conflicts
🚨 deep poverty
🚨 climate change
🚨 unprecedented food insecurity Image
@OMSNiger @WHONigeria @OMS_Burkina @whocmr @omsmali @OMS_Afrique @unis_sahel @UN_UNOWAS Only less than half of the 2021 humanitarian appeal for the Sahel was funded.

Despite this, WHO and partners continued to work in the Sahel region to prevent the humanitarian situation from getting worse.

#SahelNow Image
In 2021 despite security and funding challenges WHO helped over 300,000 people in #BurkinaFaso🇧🇫 with

✅ emergency supplies to treat cholera
#COVID19 trauma, and severe acute malnutrition treatment
✅ medicines to manage chronic conditions

#WHOImpact Image
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The coup attempt in #GuineaBissau yesterday came weeks after the military takeover in Burkina Faso and follows last year’s coups in Chad, Guinea, Sudan and Mali.

What drives these more frequent power grabs? The answer is:

it is complicated 🧵…
As most of these countries are situated in West Africa, it would be easy to think the drivers of these coups are the same across the board, but the reality is more complex:
The January 2022 coup in #BurkinaFaso followed a growing insecurity in the country, a rise in #jihadist militancy and an increasingly frustrated army, especially after a deadly attack on 14 November 2021 left 53 soldiers dead, the highest death toll ever in one single attack.
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🇧🇫 El presidente de #BurkinaFaso felicitó el domingo pasado a los futbolistas de la Selección por haber clasificado a cuartos de la #CAN2021: un día después fue derrocado por los militares.

Hoy Los Potros se metieron en semis, una alegría para el pueblo en medio de la tormenta👇
El presidente Roch Marc Christian Kaboré había minimizado el domingo pasado los motines en los cuarteles militares y negó un golpe de estado.

Pero el Ejército, liderado por el teniente coronel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, tomó el poder 24 horas más tarde.
Los militares prometieron no quedarse en el poder y aseguran que llevarán a cabo una transición democrática.

El resto de los estados de África Occidental se reunió de emergencia: no se descartan sanciones a Burkina Faso por el Golpe (como a Malí en 2020 y Guinea en 2021)
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Thread on resurgence of coups @ecowas_cedeao extraordinary session today decided to suspend #BurkinaFaso following the coup on 25 Jan. This makes the fifth incident of military takeover of power in Africa in nine months time (between April 2021 and Jan 2022) /1
Such high number of coups in less than a year is exceptional, signifying clear trend of upsurge of coups, with risk of reversals of whatever progress made in reducing the frequency of occurrence of coups with AU/ECOWAS anti-coup norms /2
Some six factors seem to be at play and the interplay of these six factors & how these factors are addressed stand to determine the trajectory of the current resurgence of coups & prospect for return to constitutional order in affected countries /3
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Le lieutenant-colonel Paul Henri Damiba s'adresse pour la première fois à la télévision nationale, depuis le palais présidentiel de Kosyam, après avoir pris le pouvoir au #BurkinaFaso.
"La gravité de l’heure a imposé à notre armée une attitude que lui impose son devoir. (...) Notre agenda est unique et il est clair : la sauvegarde de notre peuple et la refondation de notre Nation", commence le lte-cle Damiba. #BurkinaFasoCoup
"Je m’engage à convoquer les forces vives de la Nation pour convenir d'une feuille de route. (...) J’ai entamé des concertations avec certaines composantes de la Nation y compris avec les personnalités du régime sortant." #BurkinaFasoCoup
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