History November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm

5 Africans who were trained by the French army and went on to lead coups against leaders in their countries

Nii Ntreh November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm

November 12, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

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Moussa Traoré. Photo Credit: Lemonde.fr

Moussa Traoré

Moussa Traore’s military training came from Kita in Mali and the military academy in Fréjus, France. In 1960, he returned to serve in the Malian army.

Traore led a group of soldiers to overthrow Mali’s first president, Modibo Keita in 1968. He then went on to serve as the head of state from that year until 1991.

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