Burkina Faso coup: videos out of context claim to show French intervention
08 October 2022 | 5:28 am
The whole region knows the drill by now. Dateline Ouagadougou. If you are watching images of pro-junta demonstrators protesting the visit of West African mediators looking for rule of law guarantees from their new interlocutors after a coup, don't reach for the remote control. It is not a rerun.
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