Burkina Faso coup: What happens after the ouster of President Kaboré?

Soldiers in Burkina Faso say they are vulnerable to an Islamist uprising that is flourishing in the Sahel region and have taken to national television to confirm the ouster of President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré. But what will a coup change in yet another poor, inland state where radicals seem to be hunting down weak institutions? Seven years ago, young people were decisive in the popular uprising that led to the fall of the powerful Blaise Compaoré. Do these soldiers represent another generation, or a return to the past?

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