n Journal of African Foreign Affairs - Interrogating the 2015 coup in Burkina Faso

Volume 2, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 2056-564X
  • E-ISSN: 2056-5658


The chapter interrogates the 2015 failed military coup in Burkina Faso. It provides a brief history of the country, including its experiences with military coups. It summarises some theoretical explanations of military interventions in African politics and argues that none of the theories can conclusively explain the 2015 failed military coup in the country. Following from this, the chapter focuses on lessons to be learnt from that military misadventure in Burkina Faso.

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