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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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#BurkinaFasoCoup anti-Franco demonstrations in front of French SOF base north of Ouagadougo

Protests outside the FRA Embassy resulted in the use of teargas

FRA will need to respond in the short term, but without action from the new gov, the long term situation may be untenable
A withdrawal from Burkina Faso would be another blow to operation Barkhane and further limit the missions capabilities in the triborder region

If ISGS & AQIM take advantage of the situation, the new government will face significant challenges improving the security situation
A junta that gains power due to insecurity will be on shaky footing if they can’t deliver on those promises - as we saw with Dambia who took power just 8 months ago

Now there is likely concern that spill over into Niger may destabilize their government as well
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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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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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