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World: Burkina Faso: Who is Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, the President of the MPSR?

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Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, en béret rouge au centre à gauche au premier plan, lors de la déclaration du MPSR à la télévision nationale burkinabè, le 24 janvier 2022. © RTB / Screenshot Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, in red beret in the center left at the forefront, during the MPSR statement on National Television Burkinabè, January 24, 2022.

Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is presented in the releases read on the RTB as the President of the Patriotic Movement for Safeguarding and Restoration (MPSR), which now provides power in Burkina Faso. What do we know about him?

Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is a lieutenant-colonel of infantry of the Burkinabè army. He had become, on December 3, commander of the third military region of the country, which is responsible for the anti-terrorism system in the area of ​​Burkina as well as the security of the capital Ouagadougou.

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 Burkina Faso. Four French soldiers wounded by an explosive gear © Michele Cattani / AFP Four French soldiers were injured during the explosion of an explosive gear at the passage of their vehicle. A vehicle carrying Barkhane force soldiers on a recognition mission to Burkina Faso was touched by an explosive gear. Four men were injured and transported to Mali to be treated.

He had been appointed to this position by a decree signed by the hand of Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, who had carried out a vast redevelopment in the military hierarchy in the aftermath of the attack of INATA , who had made 57 Dead, including 53 gendarmes, three months ago, and aroused a shock wave in the country. Events were organized to request more means for the military, the management of President Kaborè had already been strongly contested.

A "Boys"

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Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, as a large number of military leaders named early December, is of those whom the former Transition President Michel Kafando nicknamed "the Boys", because they had opposed the 2015 coup led by elements of the ex-RSP, the presidential security regiment, dissolved afterwards.

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 Burkina Faso: Four French soldiers wounded by an explosive gear The military vehicle exploded, passing over an improvised explosive gear. They were evacuated to Mali. A soldier is seriously injured © Jerome Delay / AP The Barkhane Antidjihadist Force has been present at the Sahel since 2014. Barkhane - The military vehicle has exploded by going on an improvised explosive gear. They were evacuated to Mali. A soldier is seriously injured they escaped the worst.

Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba had witnessed in 2019 at the trial of General Diendéréré. It is found in the Burkinabè press (Lefaso.net, Burkina24): at the time, according to the articles relating to this trial, Paul-Henri Damiba was commander of an anti-terrorism unit, stationed in Dori. Herself old from the RSP, he explained in 2015 a phone call from General Djibril Bassolé, who asked him if he came to reinforce Ouagadougou. What Paul-Henri Damiba had answered in the negative.

Lieutenant Colonel Damiba, according to several sources, would have rubbed, during his training in the national army, Colonel Zoungrana, arrested two weeks ago, precisely because he was suspected of preparing a coup d'etat .

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Paris School of War of Paris

Lieutenant Colonel Damiba is also the author of a book, a "essay On terrorism "published last June and entitled West African armed and terrorism: uncertain responses?, in which he analyzes anti-terrorism strategies in Sahel and their limits.

Her publishing house, the three columns, says Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba is a graduate of the Paris military school - his name is indeed in the Official Journal among foreign officers graduates of the 24th promotion of the school of the school War in 2017 - which he holds a Master 2 in the Criminal Science of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (the CNAM) of Paris, and that he also has a certification of Defense Expert in Management, Command and Strategy. Always according to his publishing house, Lieutenant-Colonel Damiba was engaged in several anti-terrorist operations between 2015 and 2019 "as he assumed operational responsibilities in the Sahel and Northern regions. »

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