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Coups and Colonisers: What Burkina Faso’s military takeover tells us about France and Russia’s involvement in Africa

“The presence of Russian flags in the crowd was unexpected. The Burkinabe people have been continuously caught in a wave of popular and military discontent against the geopolitical interests of France, whose role in West Africa”

Faris Firoozye discusses France and Russia’s involvement in West Africa in the context of recent military coups.

Illustration by Ben Beechener