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October 12 notes - Trends in Mi li tary Regimes in Africa...

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October 12, 2010 Trends in Military Regimes in Africa: Disengagement, Re-engagement, Military Pacts, Democratic Control of the Military The Soldier trades Costumes Captain Blaise Compaore o Thomas Sankara o The two were involved in a coup to come to power in 1986 o Sankara was later killed (speculation that Comparoe killed him) Flight Lt. Jerry Rawlings o One of the people that put Ghana on the institutional realm that Ghana is on today Master-Sergeant Samual Doe o Liberia Power is not handed down to the Civilians; the soldier became the civilian while maintaining a military culture Military Disengagement and Re-engagement What do we mean when we say that? Sani Abacha masterminded the coup that brought Ernest Shonekan to Power in 1993 o Nigeria o He then disposed the latter and declared himself President Military Pacts The acts of Abacha brings the question about military pacts to the forefront Two dimensions of pacts: domestic and international o Domestic: the case of Nigeria between Abacha and Ibrahim Babaginda As a result, both men became president o International: the case of Liberia
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Tolbert brought in troops from Guinea after the 1979 mass uprising to provide security under the ‘Mutual
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