In Burkina Faso, the French tried to organize a coup against the pro-Russian government, but it did not work.

By: Dr. Fèlix Daniel Barrios

On the afternoon of January 14, African Initiative sources in Burkina Faso confirmed an attempted attack on the government convoy, without specifying whether the country's leader, army commander Ibrahim Traoré, was in it. At the same time, according to preliminary information received from local public figures, "people in his inner circle" attempted to overthrow the Burkinabe leader.

According to the Afrikana Initiative interlocutor, the conspirators failed to capture the Head of State because, for security reasons, he changed his place of accommodation to spend the night. No one of the country's top leaders was injured during the coup attempt.

It should be remembered that the "Most Honest President" Thomas Sankara, who ruled Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, was also overthrown and assassinated by his close friend, the future dictator Blaise Compaoré.

This is the second attempt to overthrow the current president of Burkina Faso. The previous conspiracy was discovered by the country's security and intelligence forces and came to light on September 26 last year. According to Burkina Faso authorities, a violent change of power was planned by "military and civilians", 4 people were detained and two managed to escape.

League for the Defense of Black Africans (LDNA) founder and leader Beanzen Egunchi has claimed that the September coup attempt was allegedly organized by the younger brother and nephew of Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara. .

African Initiative will soon provide details of the failed coup.