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Burkina Faso Coup

Just weeks before national elections were supposed to take place, the military in Burkina Faso has overthrown the government. Military forces on Thursday confirmed the coup via television and radio broadcasts.

Authorities further noted that the transitional government has now been been dissolved, Al Jazeera reports.

You will recall that the transitional government came to power after the president of 27 years, Blaise Compaore, was toppled late last year in a public uprising.

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23 Comments

  1. Tiki

    September 17, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Oh Africa!!! Burkina Faso, really? A coup? in 2015?

    When will we ever achieve democracy?

    • nnenne

      September 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Same power hungry related set of people. The irony is that they don’t even know what to do with the power after grabbing it.

    • Joe

      September 17, 2015 at 3:09 pm

      Democracy when our leaders can’t even practice one..Why should they serve for a long time though why?

    • BIBO

      September 18, 2015 at 10:44 am

      Unbelieveable

  2. ElessarisEllendil

    September 17, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Does this mean we get to bring democracy to Burkina Faso??? Also the Colonel has the most terrifying face I’ve ever seen.

    Jokes apart, the transitional government were very naive, what sort of idiots try to disband the military class that has held power for 27 years?? Naivete and idealism, never a good match. Ohh well over to the Burkinabe, if they dislike their government take to the streets!

    • CovertNigerian

      September 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      You do realize that the proposal was to disband the presidential guard – a unit within the Burkinabe Army, and not their entire military? The presidential guard is known to be loyal to the ousted President Compaore, so trying to disband them is not the blatant idiocy you are complaining about.

    • seesaw

      September 17, 2015 at 4:31 pm

      Comment is for Ellesaris…..

    • EllesarisEllendil

      September 18, 2015 at 12:42 am

      “Miltary class” not military.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      September 18, 2015 at 12:54 am

      Trying to take power from people who’ve held it by force for 27 years, not doing it covertly, but blaring it to the world. Yep totally smart.

    • seesaw

      September 17, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      You again – idealism you say? Are you not the same one that said the Nigerian ruling class should be removed? Asked who the ruling class is you pulled a disappearing act. You are truly who they say you are. ITK/HYPOCRITE Mtscheeeeeeeeeeeew.

    • EllesarisEllendil

      September 18, 2015 at 12:49 am

      I have never said idealism is bad, just that it should be mixed with a heavy dose of pragmatism. Do you really need an explanation from me as to who the ruling class are??? As for how they should be removed, ehm the same way most democracies do so, either by an educated electorate effecting a regime change or via a revolution, didn’t think I needed to explain obvious things, I was wrong, sorry! Also who are “they” and should I be worried that “they” have meetings about me??

      Snark aside, I very rarely return to old articles to check follow up comments and when I do I always reply, except for when BN nukes the reply button.

  3. mimi

    September 17, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Again and again and again ……………Thank you GEJ ! #Nigerianswillneverknow

    • Bruness

      September 17, 2015 at 11:30 am

      @ mimi thank you for your comment!!!

    • Iris

      September 17, 2015 at 2:47 pm

      Yep! I was glad to see the back of GEJ but I didn’t take that acceptance of the election for granted at all. Yes it was his duty to step down but if he hadn’t it isn’t like we could have fixed such a problem without bloodshed or some kind of violence. Chineke meh. In 2015 we are still having this kind of wahala.

  4. lolarae

    September 17, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    The man looks very scary
    Buhari should take a lead inn ensuring Democracy is restored back to the nation this is very sad in 2015

    India has gone to space
    Nigeria is getting its act together

  5. Beeeee

    September 17, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    “Does this mean we get to bring democracy to Burkina Faso?”…LMAO…Some Nigerians sha. As if what we have in Nigeria is Democracy…because we have managed to hand over power peacefully, thanks to GEJ, we have all of a sudden become democracy champions…please go to other democratic countries and see real democracy. Nigeria still has a long way to go in terms of being a full democratic nation, we are still babies and you want to take democracy somewhere. Sounds just like the guy at the of this video that said “where is that Zuma?” http://www.bellanaija.com/2015/06/02/zimbabwean-minister-accuses-sahara-reporters-of-disrespecting-mugabe-during-pres-buharis-inauguration/

    • EllesarisEllendil

      September 18, 2015 at 12:53 am

      I was satirizing American actions in the Middle-East. Bringing democracy=invading the country. Because of GEJ ROTLFMAO, why doesn’t Obasanjo get praise for handing over to Yar’Adua or the senators that frustrated the third term bid or Nigerians for voting. Hell let’s go back to the 1951 constitutional conferences or the democratic decentralised states of Ibibio AND Igbo. Jeez, its either blame GEJ for everything or give him credit for everything, the middle ground is easy to straddle you know.

    • Beeeee

      September 18, 2015 at 8:47 am

      Why should Obasanjo be celebrated for handing over when he had completed his 8 years in office? Did they contest in an election? Smh. It’s my opinion so you don’t have to accept it but I still insist that GEJ handing over when he could have easily cancelled the election with so many obvious flaws from all geopolitical zones took courage. You don’t have to agree with it.

  6. Abby

    September 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Very scary looking face. Enough to cause a coup on its own.

    Africa Africa Africa, for how long will we be like this?! Why

    • Beeeee

      September 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      and why do all the coup plotters that appear on tv have the same scary looking faces..lol….

    • Manny

      September 18, 2015 at 2:38 am

      They practice with the mirror πŸ™‚

    • Mamacita

      September 17, 2015 at 1:40 pm

      I swear! With a face like that he doesn’t even need a gun. Na to hand over power without hesitation.

  7. papermoon

    September 18, 2015 at 9:08 am

    MMMMCCCHEEEEWWWW

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