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Blaise Compaoré
Blaise Compaoré
Blaise Compaoré
(born 3 February 1951)[4][5] is a Burkinabé politician who was president of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
from 1987 to 2014. He was a top associate of President Thomas Sankara
Thomas Sankara
during the 1980s, and in October 1987, he led a coup d'état during which Sankara was killed. Subsequently, he introduced a policy of "rectification", overturning the Marxist
Marxist
policies pursued by Sankara. He won elections in 1991, 1998, 2005, and 2010 in what were considered unfair circumstances.[6][7][8] His attempt to amend the constitution to extend his 27-year term caused the 2014 Burkinabé uprising
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Libya
Libya
Libya
(/ˈlɪbiə/ ( listen); Arabic: ليبيا‎),[6][7] officially the State of Libya
Libya
(Arabic: دولة ليبيا‎ Dawlat Lībyā),[citation needed][dubious – discuss] is a sovereign state in the Maghreb
Maghreb
region of North Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt
Egypt
to the east, Sudan
Sudan
to the southeast, Chad
Chad
and Niger
Niger
to the south, and Algeria
Algeria
and Tunisia
Tunisia
to the west. The country is made of three historical regions, Tripolitania, Fezzan, and Cyrenaica
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Twitter
Twitter
Twitter
(/ˈtwɪtər/) is an online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled for all languages except Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.[11] Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. Users access Twitter
Twitter
through its website interface, through Short Message Service
Short Message Service
(SMS) or mobile-device application software ("app").[12] Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world.[13] Twitter
Twitter
was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Evan Williams and launched in July of that year. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity
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Coup D'état
A coup d'état (/ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/ ( listen); French: [ku deta]), also known simply as a coup, a putsch (/pʊtʃ/), golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.[1]Contents1 Terminology1.1 Etymology 1.2 Use of the phrase 1.3 Putsch 1.4 Pronunciamiento2 History 3 Types 4 Predictors 5 Coup-proofing 6 Democratization 7 Repression after failed coups, and counter-coups 8 International responses 9 In Popular Media 10 Current leaders who assumed power via coups d'état 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 Bibliography 15 External linksTerminology[edit] Etymology[edit] Coup is when a country or a team attempt at taking something that is not theirs. The phrase coup d'état is French, literally meaning a "stroke of state" or "blow against the state"
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Chad
Coordinates: 15°N 19°E / 15°N 19°E / 15; 19Republic of Chad République du Tchad (French) جمهورية تشاد‎ (Arabic) Jumhūrīyat TashādFlagCoat of armsMotto: "Unité, Travail, Progrès" (French) "Unity, Work, Progress" "الاتحاد، العمل، التقدم" (Arabic)Anthem: La Tchadienne  (French) نشيد تشاد الوطني  (Arabic) The Chadian HymnLocation of  Chad  (dark blue)Capital and largest city N'Djamena 12°06′N 16°02′E / 12.100°N 16.033°E / 12.100; 16.033Official languagesArabic FrenchEthnic groups (2010)27.7% Sara 12.3% Arab 10.5% Toubou 9.5% Mayo-Kebbi 9.0% Kanem-Bornou 8.7% Ouaddaï 6.7% Hadjarai 6.5% Tandjilé 4.7% Bilala 6.4% other 0.3% unknownDemonym ChadianGovernment Unitary dominant-party presidential republic• PresidentIdriss Déb
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Morocco
Coordinates: 32°N 6°W / 32°N 6°W / 32; -6Kingdom of Moroccoالمملكة المغربية (Arabic) ⵜⴰⴳⵍⴷⵉⵜ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ (Berber)FlagCoat of armsMotto:  لله، الوطن، الملك  (Arabic) Allah, Al Watan, Al Malik ⴰⴽⵓⵛ, ⴰⵎⵓⵔ, ⴰⴳⵍⵍⵉⴷ (Berber)"God, Homeland, King"Anthem:  النشيد الوطني المغربي  (Arabic) ⵉⵣⵍⵉ ⴰⵏⴰⵎⵓⵔ ⵏ ⵍⵎⵖⵔⵉⴱ  (Berber) Cherifian AnthemDark green: Internationally recognized territory of Morocco. Lighter green: Western Sahara, a territory claimed and mostly controlled by Morocco
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Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou
(/ˌwɑːɡəˈduːɡuː/; French pronunciation: ​[waɡaduɡu]; Mossi: [ˈwɔɣədəɣʊ]) is the capital of Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso
and the administrative, communications, cultural, and economic centre of the nation. It is also the country's largest city, with a population of 2,200,000 in 2015. The city's name is often shortened to Ouaga. The inhabitants are called ouagalais. The spelling of the name Ouagadougou
Ouagadougou
is derived from the French orthography common in former French African colonies. Ouagadougou's primary industries are food processing and textiles. It is served by an international airport and it is linked by rail to Abidjan
Abidjan
in the Ivory Coast. There is no rail service to Kaya. There are several highways linking the city to Niamey, Niger, south to Ghana, and southwest to Ivory Coast
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History Of Chad
Chad
Chad
(Arabic: تشاد‎; French: Tchad), officially the Republic of Chad, is a landlocked country in West Africa. It borders Libya
Libya
to the north, Sudan
Sudan
to the east, the Central African Republic
Central African Republic
to the south, Cameroon
Cameroon
and Nigeria
Nigeria
to the southwest, and Niger
Niger
to the west
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Triumvirate
A triumvirate (Latin: triumvirātus) is a political regime ruled or dominated by three powerful individuals known as triumvirs (Latin: triumviri). The arrangement can be formal or informal. Though the three are notionally equal, this is rarely the case in reality. The term can also be used to describe a state with three different military leaders who all claim to be the sole leader. In the context of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and Russia, the term troika (Russian for "group of three") is used for "triumvirate"
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Marxist
Marxism
Marxism
is a method of socioeconomic analysis that frames capitalism through a paradigm of exploitation, analyzes class relations and social conflict using a materialist interpretation of historical development and takes a dialectical view of social transformation. It originates from the works of 19th century German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Marxism
Marxism
uses a methodology known as historical materialism to analyze and critique the development of capitalism and the role of class struggles in systemic economic change
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Coup
A coup d'état (/ˌkuː deɪˈtɑː/ ( listen); French: [ku deta]), also known simply as a coup, a putsch (/pʊtʃ/), golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.[1]Contents1 Terminology1.1 Etymology 1.2 Use of the phrase 1.3 Putsch 1.4 Pronunciamiento2 History 3 Types 4 Predictors 5 Coup-proofing 6 Democratization 7 Repression after failed coups, and counter-coups 8 International responses 9 In Popular Media 10 Current leaders who assumed power via coups d'état 11 See also 12 References 13 Further reading 14 Bibliography 15 External linksTerminology[edit] Etymology[edit] Coup is when a country or a team attempt at taking something that is not theirs. The phrase coup d'état is French, literally meaning a "stroke of state" or "blow against the state"
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France
France
France
(French: [fʁɑ̃s]), officially the French Republic (French: République française [ʁepyblik fʁɑ̃sɛz]), is a country whose territory consists of metropolitan France
France
in western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.[XIII] The metropolitan area of France
France
extends from the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the English Channel
English Channel
and the North Sea, and from the Rhine
Rhine
to the Atlantic Ocean. The overseas territories include French Guiana
French Guiana
in South America and several islands in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans
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Republic Of Upper Volta
The Republic of Upper Volta (French: République de Haute-Volta), now Burkina Faso, was a landlocked West African country established on December 11, 1958, as a self-governing colony within the French Community.[1][2] Before attaining autonomy it had been French Upper Volta and part of the French Union. On August 5, 1960, it attained full independence from France.[3]Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 Policy 4 Symbols4.1 Flag 4.2 National Hymm 4.3 See also 4.4 ReferencesOverview[edit]Map showing the Volta River in Upper Volta.Thomas Sankara came to power through a military coup d'état on August 4, 1983.[4] After the coup, he formed the National Council for the Revolution (CNR), with himself as president
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Jeune Afrique
Jeune Afrique
Jeune Afrique
is a French-language
French-language
pan-African weekly news magazine, founded in 1960 in Tunis
Tunis
and subsequently published in Paris. It is the most widely read pan-African magazine
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Ivory Coast
Coordinates: 8°N 5°W / 8°N 5°W / 8; -5 Republic
Republic
of Côte d'Ivoire République de Côte d'Ivoire (French)FlagCoat of armsMotto: "Union – Discipline – Travail" (French) "Unity – Discipline – Work"Anthem: L'Abidjanaise Song of AbidjanLocation of  Ivory Coast  (dark blue) in the African Union  (light blue)Capital
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French Upper Volta
FlagAnthem La Marseillaise  •  Hymne National Voltaïque (instrumental only)Dark green: French Upper Volta. Light green: French West Africa. Dark gray: Other French possessions. Darkest gray: French Republic.Capital OuagadougouLieutenant Governor •  1919–1927 Édouard Hesling •  1928–1932 Albéric FournierPremiera •  1957–1958 Daniel Ouezzin Coulibaly •  1958 Maurice YaméogoHistorical era Interwar · Cold War •  Established 1 March 1919 •  Abolished 5 September 1932 •  Reestablished 4 September 1947 •  Autonomy December 11, 1958 •  Independence 5 August 1960a. President of the Government Council.Part of a series on theHistory of Burkina FasoBura / Bura-Asinda Prehistoric / c
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