Burkina Faso is the fourth West African nation to be hit by coups in less than two years. Photo: Reuters
Burkina Faso is the fourth West African nation to be hit by coups in less than two years. Photo: Reuters
Africa

China and Russia seek bigger security role in post-coup Burkina Faso

  • Beijing’s response to latest West African military takeover has been muted but its links with the country look set to continue, observers say
  • Chinese investment includes an optical fibre communications network and security surveillance system, while Russian lobbyists are offering help to junta

Burkina Faso is the fourth West African nation to be hit by coups in less than two years. Photo: Reuters
Burkina Faso is the fourth West African nation to be hit by coups in less than two years. Photo: Reuters
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