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Military coup in Burkina Faso

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Information Agency TASS reports that in the African state of Burkina Faso, power passed into the hands of the military. Last year, the country lived in a transitional government and was awaiting elections, which were scheduled for October this year. An interim government was formed after the overthrow of President Blaise Compaore on October 31 of the year 2014. The fact that Compaore at one time himself seized power in the country, having carried out a coup d'etat, draws upon itself. It happened in October 1987 of the year.


After Kompaore announced his resignation (and this was preceded by many thousands of protest actions in Burkina Faso), Honore Traore, the country's commander, declared himself interim head of state, who later transferred power to the transitional president Michel Kafando and the interim government's premier Isaac Zid.

The Burkina Faso military did not arrange the actions of the interim government, as they themselves declared, and, they decided not to wait for the elections, taking power in the country. The brigade general of the Burkina Faso guard Gilbert Gyöndre is the leader of the coup. It should be noted that General Gyandre is Blaise Compaore's longtime ally.

Military coup in Burkina Faso


The military who seized power took the custody of representatives of the previous authorities, announced a temporary closure of the country's borders, as well as the imposition of a curfew "until the situation normalizes." In addition, they formed the Council of National Democracy.

One of the first countries to respond to the events in Burkina Faso was the United States of America. The US State Department stated that "an armed uprising occurred in Burkina Faso that violates the constitutional order of the state." It is interesting, since when did the United States become concerned about anyone's constitutional order? ..

Washington threatened the new authorities of Burkina Faso with economic and political sanctions. The White House added that the country "may lose American aid."

For reference: Burkina Faso is a West African state with a population of about 16 million. In terms of GDP per capita (IMF data), the country occupies the 170 line in the world ranking. The country's economy earns its main income from the export of cotton, peanuts and meat. The country is mining gold, the main buyers of which are Asian countries. Life expectancy is one of the lowest in the world - 52,9 of the year. Literacy is about 22%. The average age of the population of Burkina Faso does not exceed 17 years.
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  1. bogart047
    bogart047 18 September 2015 12: 28 New
    +7
    The title of the article sounds like a new comedy action movie.
    1. MIKHAN
      MIKHAN 18 September 2015 12: 30 New
      +5
      Kiev I hope sent a telegram congratulation ....?
      [img] http://aftershock.su/sites/default/files/u5/1404251395_afrika-ua [1] .jpg [/ im
      g]
      1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
        Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 12: 34 New
        +18
        The fighter even took off his helmet so that they would bachil, sho vin ne moskal.
        1. Now we are free
          Now we are free 18 September 2015 12: 46 New
          +14
          One of the first countries to respond to events in Burkina Faso was the United States of America. The U.S. Department of State said that “an armed uprising took place in Burkina Faso, which violates the constitutional system of the state. "

          Go to ... USA! This is the African Maidan and your opinion is the patriot of the ridiculous nenki of Burkina Faso not e ... !!!

          P.S. In general, if the United States so bequeathed, then good guys came to power laughing
          1. Stanislas
            Stanislas 18 September 2015 23: 47 New
            0
            Quote: Now we are free
            if the USA did so, then good guys came to power
            Of course, this is wf not casual.
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      2. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 18 September 2015 12: 34 New
        +23
        Reading this news two thoughts arise
        1. Burkina Faso, but where is it?
        2. Yes and to hell with it.
        1. reservist
          reservist 18 September 2015 12: 43 New
          +10
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          . Burkina Faso, but where is it?

          in Africa
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 18 September 2015 12: 48 New
            0
            Quote: reservist
            in Africa

            Can not be belay lol
            1. reservist
              reservist 18 September 2015 12: 56 New
              +5
              Well, what a question, this is the answer ... drinks hi
              1. inkass_98
                inkass_98 18 September 2015 13: 30 New
                +3
                And I was next door in a hostel with one pretzel from there, he was studying a course two older than mine. His name was Benedito, of course, his colleagues quickly reformatted him into Bandito, didn’t take offense. He came to study, as I understand it, even before the coup of 1987, and completed his studies in the 90. The shot was still that, black as a boot, but walked in a cap like that of Oleg Popov, where he only found it.
            2. V.ic
              V.ic 18 September 2015 13: 07 New
              +4
              Quote: Alexander Romanov
              Can not be

              Maybe, maybe. There anyone you ask, they don’t understand Russian, only grunt something, but if you shout at them, they’ll even strive to face bump. Bullies, in a word!
              1. Throw
                Throw 18 September 2015 19: 45 New
                0
                B-Faso has weird statistics: if average life expectancy 52 years, then how is the average age 17 years?
                Or did they have a boom there recently?
        2. Baikonur
          Baikonur 18 September 2015 12: 45 New
          +5
          Incidentally,
          The name means “homeland of honest people” (translated from the language of the Moore “Burkina” - “honest people”, translated from the language of the Gyula “faso” - “fatherland”)
          Maybe they are more worthy than many "secular"! A small state, of course, but they are also fighting for their rightful place in the sun! Especially when around the rotten fangs of jackals bared, they are waiting for slack to break and drink blood!
          1. veksha50
            veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 08 New
            +6
            Quote: Baikonur
            Small, of course, state, but also struggling for your worthy place in the sun!



            Look at Wiki ... There have been 45 coups over the past 10 years, and they all have the goal of providing a worthy place in the sun for a single clan ... And the states did not prevent the coups ...

            And then the states showed concern ...
        3. evil partisan
          evil partisan 18 September 2015 13: 24 New
          +10
          From RusSprings:
          US in grief: President of Burkina Fasso overthrown

          Recall, this is the very president who refused to go to the Victory Parade in Moscow, showing amazing awareness of the events in Ukraine
          laughing good
          1. baltika-18
            baltika-18 18 September 2015 13: 32 New
            +1
            Quote: wicked partisan
            Recall, this is the very president who refused to go to the Victory Parade in Moscow,

            Get fucked up. what And how is Burkina Faso involved in the Victory of the USSR? What kind of d.bees invited her? She became a state then in 1960. Before that, the colony.
          2. veksha50
            veksha50 18 September 2015 14: 18 New
            +3
            Quote: wicked partisan
            Recall, this is the very president who refused to go to the Victory Parade in Moscow, showing amazing awareness of the events in Ukraine



            Mdaaaa .. amazing awareness ... And how we missed him, how lacked in the Victory Parade !!!

            PS By the way, this "president" and did not last a year in power ... Elections were to be held on November 11, 2015 ...
        4. ASUR
          ASUR 18 September 2015 13: 24 New
          +1
          Learn Geography ...
          Well, or get on the Internet
          And about number 2: - because of such "Yes, and to hell with him"
          Great power and destroyed.
          And the Americans were stuck from all borders.
      3. veksha50
        veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 05 New
        0
        Quote: MIKHAN
        Kiev I hope sent a telegram congratulation ....?



        Mikhan, look in the Wiki about Burkina Faso ... There, in my opinion, something is different from Kuev ... At least in that Kuev было what to ruin ...

        Well, the most important difference is that this coup is NOT welcome by the states, unlike Kuevsky ...
      4. Pavel Vereshchagin
        Pavel Vereshchagin 18 September 2015 14: 28 New
        +2
        He sent reinforcements to them. A company of disguised banderlogs.
      5. Major Yurik
        Major Yurik 18 September 2015 16: 16 New
        +1
        [quote = MIKHAN] Kiev I hope sent a telegram congratulation .....?

        Deja vu straight tortured! It is interesting that, in their own way, they yell "get", "zrad" and "bananas to the heroes!". I really want to look at their little one, I think it is unforgettable! laughing
    2. nizrum
      nizrum 18 September 2015 12: 32 New
      0
      More like a soap opera.
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      2. ZU-23
        ZU-23 18 September 2015 12: 40 New
        0
        The Americans are not asleep, the world chaos ruled by them is working, you see, they thought that in Burkina Faso it became too quiet laughing
        1. Stanislas
          Stanislas 19 September 2015 00: 02 New
          0
          Quote: ZU-23
          You see, they thought that in Burkina Faso it became too quiet
          In the US, about this coup of mourning. Democracy in the world immediately became noticeably less. Their women are crying ...
    3. aleks 62 next
      aleks 62 next 18 September 2015 12: 47 New
      +1
      .... the title of the article sounds like a new comedy action movie ....


      ... Yeah !!!! laughing ..... ".... The average age of the population of Burkina Faso does not exceed 17 years ...." .... The kids did not play enough in war games !!!! ..... What is the upshot in a row ?? ?? .... 100500 ????? ..... How many years I live, all about the coups in this country I periodically hear .... lol
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 18 September 2015 12: 51 New
        +1
        Quote: aleks 62 next
        ..How many years I live, all about the coups in this country I periodically hear ....

        So is it also a country ??? Damn, I thought some village inhabited by the Mugamba tribe.
        It’s interesting that they didn’t divide there what
        1. APS
          APS 18 September 2015 13: 30 New
          +2
          If these villages are then the Baltic states, Estonia plus Lithuania plus Latvia will be smaller in numbers ...
    4. KazaK Bo
      KazaK Bo 18 September 2015 13: 00 New
      +3
      bogart047
      The title of the article sounds like a new comedy action movie.

      What action movie !? It’s just now the time for the universal installation of DEMOCRACY. There are two types of DEMOCRACY - right and wrong!
      If DEMOCRACY is established with the consent and under the scenario of the “Washington Regional Committee” - this is the right democracy! And for this deputy. The head of the State Department of the "Washington Regional Committee" distributes cookies in the main square.
      If DEMOCRACY is established without coordination with the "Washington Regional Committee", not under their leadership, then this is very wrong and bad DEMOCRACY and therefore ... not that they give cookies ... but vice versa
      Washington threatened the new authorities of Burkina Faso with economic and political sanctions. The White House added that the country "may lose American aid."

      These are now the news from the theory of political science ...
      1. Artyom
        Artyom 18 September 2015 13: 21 New
        +1
        as the KVN officers joked, "the eighth revolution this week!" laughing
  2. chikenous59
    chikenous59 18 September 2015 12: 30 New
    0
    Papuans, what else to add. Common behavior in the wild
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    2. WAN
      WAN 18 September 2015 12: 35 New
      +1
      Yeah. It reminds one country yellow-black ...
    3. V.ic
      V.ic 18 September 2015 13: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: chikenous59
      Papuans - what else is there to add

      I add that the Papuans live in the other hemisphere, much south and east.
  3. vladimirw
    vladimirw 18 September 2015 12: 30 New
    +1
    war again ... sad
  4. Barakuda
    Barakuda 18 September 2015 12: 33 New
    +3
    Here, we did not have enough problems with Faso. Donbass is near by. recourse
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 18 September 2015 12: 34 New
    +5
    The United States stated that "an armed uprising has occurred in Burkina Faso that violates the constitutional system of the state"

    Clear. So the overthrown was a US protégé. If we had overthrown those who disagreed with their policies, we would have heard that the people made their choice.
  6. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 18 September 2015 12: 34 New
    +6
    Well done! The damned will not pass ... bully
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    2. Shilochnik
      Shilochnik 18 September 2015 12: 56 New
      +2
      I am going to work in this region. You can distribute any flags to the locals and take pictures .... They use them according to their Masai need. But they, judging by the photo, Svidomo and European guys !!!! Rejoice, Ukraine !!!!
      1. V.ic
        V.ic 18 September 2015 13: 11 New
        +3
        Quote: Shilohilok
        Going to work in this region

        Will you work at Shilka?
        1. Shilochnik
          Shilochnik 18 September 2015 13: 38 New
          +1
          Unfortunately, no .... I quit 14 years ago .... I was a battalion commander ..... But my hands remember!
    3. Artyom
      Artyom 18 September 2015 13: 23 New
      0
      "Well sho hohly squinted?" smile
  7. Victor-M
    Victor-M 18 September 2015 12: 38 New
    +3
    Washington threatens new Burkina Faso authorities economic and political sanctions. In the White House they added that the country "may lose American aid".

    Burkina Faso’s new authorities may be doing just that. laughing
    1. bondman
      bondman 18 September 2015 23: 19 New
      0
      "The new authorities in Burkina Faso may be doing just that."

      - You wouldn’t laugh, but you asked what kind of history this country has, at least recent and who such Thomas Sankara. Having stopped laughing, you stop - maybe these guys will do better now ..
  8. Uncle VasyaSayapin
    Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 12: 39 New
    +3
    I do not understand, now gold will rise in price? And Alpen Gold with peanuts.
  9. Dima Čalevo
    Dima Čalevo 18 September 2015 12: 39 New
    0
    Lol, again in Africa a mess, children with Kalash and one banana for three. That's how we live
    1. Engineer
      Engineer 18 September 2015 12: 44 New
      0
      when was the order there?
      1. veksha50
        veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 10 New
        0
        Quote: Engineer
        when was the order there?



        Until 1960, when they called Upper Volta ... And after that - some coups, it happened that every year ...
  10. roskot
    roskot 18 September 2015 12: 39 New
    +2
    And are these gathered in the European Union?
    1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 12: 49 New
      +4
      An armed coup without the support of the US Embassy is considered unlicensed and must be condemned by the "international community"
  11. pexotinec
    pexotinec 18 September 2015 12: 45 New
    +1
    The Americans managed to cram their nose here. Everywhere like gags laughing
  12. sagitch
    sagitch 18 September 2015 12: 48 New
    +1
    Cotton is gunpowder, and there’s no need to talk about gold, of course, “Sinikers” is a good business.

    That population is too much, as many as 18 million. And if half rush to Europe?!, Then the scribe will come to it.
    1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 12: 51 New
      0
      Right now, the blacks themselves are like gunpowder for Europe. Can harvest directly gathered residents.
  13. Mikhalych 70
    Mikhalych 70 18 September 2015 12: 51 New
    +3
    Something did not find information. Is not our Supreme to blame for the coup? !! laughing
  14. Shilochnik
    Shilochnik 18 September 2015 12: 52 New
    +2
    It’s a pity not to hear already familiar names .... Michael Khor ... Bob Denard .... Everything that was connected with the real military coups in the last century. America condemns .... In modern coups, people under the roof of the United States, only the term "opposition". Comfortable !!!!
  15. morozik
    morozik 18 September 2015 12: 52 New
    0
    the reaction of mattress workers, the UN, and the European Union is important - everyone is dissatisfied (which pleases) and demand the release of the acting President and continue the transition period ... probably the Chinese brothers tried)
  16. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 18 September 2015 12: 55 New
    +4
    The White House added that the country "could lose American aid."
    These will help ...
  17. delorian
    delorian 18 September 2015 12: 57 New
    +1
    A new redistribution of gold reserves in Burkina Faso has begun !!!
  18. veksha50
    veksha50 18 September 2015 13: 02 New
    +2
    "One of the first countries to respond to events in Burkina Faso was the United States of America .... ... Washington threatened the new authorities of Burkina Faso with economic and political sanctions.
    For reference: The average age of the population of Burkina Faso does not exceed 17 years "....

    Translated into Russian, Burkina Faso means "Homeland of honest people" ...

    And now we look how much this small country was able to survive the coups from the time it ceased to be called Upper Volta:

    1960, 1966, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1997, 2014 and 2015 ... Not sickly ...

    Well, the fact that the United States was "concerned" suggests that the military who came to power are not servants, and even more so - friends of the states ...
  19. roskot
    roskot 18 September 2015 13: 07 New
    +1
    What a sadness. How did they manage.
  20. Volga Cossack
    Volga Cossack 18 September 2015 13: 15 New
    0
    Masai raging again ???? and what is so concerned about the State Department ????? not according to the script went ??????
  21. twincam
    twincam 18 September 2015 13: 17 New
    +1
    so many sarcastic comments .....
    1. bondman
      bondman 18 September 2015 23: 40 New
      +1
      Quote: twincam
      so many sarcastic comments .....


      Yeah, especially the "cardboard marshals" and the other local "lump composition" mock. I was always surprised at their patriotism and energy, quick reading and quick wit - well, you have to manage to read the article within 1-2 minutes from the moment of its publication and still have time to throw a couple of lines of text in the commentary. And take off the figs, their "work" is probably so. But I’m perplexed for another reason, I read all the comments to the end and didn’t notice ANY one really standing - all heh heh yes haha. This is the third time I've changed an account on this site for almost four years (thanks to the cardboard guards of moderators), but I remember an article about Thomas Sankara. By the way, that article from VO -

      http://topwar.ru/18438-tomas-sankara-k-25-letiyu-so-dnya-smerti.html

      PS Unfortunately I began to notice that VO has recently changed not for the better, somehow on censor.net it becomes more and more similar here - all the same cheers of chants, moronic pictures, rejection of a different point of view, etc. That's why hunting has become less frequent here ..
  22. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 18 September 2015 13: 40 New
    0
    One of the first countries to respond to events in Burkina Faso was the United States of America.
    Apparently there was found enough oil for coups request
  23. Shilochnik
    Shilochnik 18 September 2015 13: 55 New
    +2
    And there is no oil there ???? :)
    1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 18 September 2015 23: 39 New
      0
      Judging by the photo, already found.
  24. KRIG55
    KRIG55 18 September 2015 13: 58 New
    0
    African Ukraine, Russia is again to blame, urgent need to tighten sanctions ....
  25. sledge
    sledge 18 September 2015 14: 09 New
    +1
    But will America introduce additional sanctions against Russia in connection with the coup in Burkina Faso? wink
  26. Stinger
    Stinger 18 September 2015 14: 31 New
    0
    Washington threatened the new Burkina Faso authorities with economic and political sanctions. The White House added that the country "may lose American aid"

    How so! Power has changed without their participation. This is a flagrant violation. Whether it's in Kiev, everything is legal there.
  27. Aleksey_K
    Aleksey_K 18 September 2015 14: 42 New
    0
    The average age of the population of Burkina Faso does not exceed 17 years.

    The author of the article does not want to be friends with statistics. Of course, 17 years is a very young age, but the author forgot to write that at present the country has a boom in fertility and Burkina Faso occupies the 4-th place in the world in terms of fertility. Why include babies in statistics? For a correct assessment, age statistics should be given, i.e. how many people are up to 10 years old, how many are 15 years old, 20, 25, 30, etc. Then it’s absolutely clear what the average age of the able-bodied (or able to fight) population is.
    And so this is a completely stupid figure, confusing readers. Everyone thinks that only teenagers live there.
    1. veksha50
      veksha50 18 September 2015 20: 53 New
      0
      Quote: Алексей_К
      For a correct assessment, it is necessary to cite according to age statistics, i.e. how many people are under 10 years old, how many are 15 years old, 20, 25, 30, etc. Then it’s absolutely clear what the average age of the able-bodied (or able to fight) population is.



      Alexei !!! You will be very surprised that the average age in Burkina Faso is 17 years old !!!!
  28. Grim Reaper
    Grim Reaper 18 September 2015 14: 59 New
    0
    Over the past year, I particularly liked the 14th and 25th coup. )))
  29. tiheros
    tiheros 18 September 2015 22: 27 New
    0
    170 The world standard of living. Especially they were afraid of sanctions.
  30. bondman
    bondman 18 September 2015 23: 53 New
    +1
    Homeland of Honest People, translation of the name of Burkina Faso, here is an article about its president, Thomas Sankara

    http://gorod.tomsk.ru/index-1350145316.php

    Why is there so much irony in the comments, maybe Friday is working ??
  31. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 19 September 2015 09: 02 New
    0
    the army had to be fed.