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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Aboubacar Sangoulé Lamizana. Photo Credit: Alchetron.com

Aboubacar Sangoulé Lamizana

Lamizana was trained by the French in St. Louis, Senegal. He was then drafted into the French army in 1936 and fought under the country’s banner in Indochina and Algeria.

In 1966, he staged a coup that removed Burkina Faso’s first president, Maurice Yameogo. Lamizana became head of state between 1966 and 1980.


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