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02/07/2022 - 02/07/2022 | Bayreuth

Roundtable: Coups d'état in West Africa

On 7 February 2022 the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence presents a roundtable to reflect on the recent coups d’état in Mali, Guinea and Burkina Faso talking about the power dynamics in the respective countries and the broader regional and geopolitical contexts.

The recent coups d’état in Mali, Guinea and most recently Burkina Faso deserve a reflection on the power dynamics in the respective countries and the broader regional and geopolitical contexts. How has the situation evolved in Mali since May and in Guinea since September 2021, and what are plausible scenarios for Burkina Faso? What are the geopolitical stakes and implications, and how do national and regional populations perceive and react to the military’s take of power? To discuss these and related questions, we would like to invite you to an online roundtable via Zoom where scholars from Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali will share their insights on the current situation with us.

The discussion will be held in French, with simultaneous interpretation in English.
Roundtable participants :

• Dr. Boniface SOMÉ, Lecturer of Sociology at Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Member of ACC Ouagadougou
• Prof. Alpha Amadou Bano BARRY, Professor at the Laboratoire d’analyse socio-anthropologique de Guinee (LASAG), Université Général Lansana Conté Sonfonia-Conakry (UGLC SC)
• Dr. Mohamed AMARA, Sociologist at the Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako, researcher at the Max Weber Center of the University Lyon 2

Organizers and moderators:

• Dr. Joschka Philipps, University of Bayreuth
• Dr. Maria Ketzmerick, University of Bayreuth

Time: Feb 7, 2022, 17h00-18h30 (CET, Bayreuth)
16h00-17h30 (UTC, Bamako, Conakry, Ouagadougou)

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 624 5836 7817
Passcode: 292430

Information on participating / attending:
The roundtable will be held in French and translated into English.


02/07/2022 17:00 - 02/07/2022 18:30

Event venue:

95448 Bayreuth

Target group:

Journalists, Scientists and scholars



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Sabine Greiner


Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“

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