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Putsch et politique de la rue au Burkina Faso : Quand les étudiants débattent du Régiment de sécurité présidentielle

Abstract : Putsch and Street Politics in Burkina Faso. When Students Debate about the Régiment de sécurité présidentielle
In September 2015, the transition in Burkina Faso which had started after the fall of Blaise Compaoré eleven months earlier was brutally interrupted by a putsch led by soldiers of the Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP), the armed wing of the old regime. The whole country was hit by wave of civic mobilisation demanding their ousting as well as respect for the “sovereignty of the people” expressed on the street. Within less than a week, external and internal pressures – especially from the loyalist army – brought down what demonstrators called the “world’s most stupid coup”. A few months earlier, on the campus of the University of Ouagadougou, students organised an open air debate about the very same RSP which threatened the democratic process. What follows is the verbatim reproduction of part of these debates. These public speaking are not just premonitory. They also express a form of civic vigilantism which is being voiced together with a subaltern hermeneutics of History.
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Richard Banégas. Putsch et politique de la rue au Burkina Faso : Quand les étudiants débattent du Régiment de sécurité présidentielle. Politique africaine, Karthala, 2015, 3 (139), pp.147 - 170. ⟨10.3917/polaf.139.0147⟩. ⟨hal-03399209⟩

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