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There have been eight coups d’état in West Africa since 2020 — a marked uptick after years on the decline. The US has trained and armed many of the responsible parties. It’s 10 PM: Do you know where your tax dollars are going?

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Africa has hosted more coups d’état than any other continent — and Washington is tied to many of its recent ones. At least nine military leaders since 2008 have received US military training, the most recent example being Lt Col Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who overthrew the government of Burkina Faso in January 2022, less than […]

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