Kouamé Lougué

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General

Kouamé Lougué
Minister of Defence
In office
2000 (2000) – 17 January 2004 (2004-01-17)
PresidentBlaise Compaoré
Succeeded byYéro Boly
Personal details
ProfessionSoldier, politician

General Kouamé Lougué is a Burkinabé politician and soldier who served as Defence Minister from 2000 to 2004 under President Blaise Compaoré.[1] Lougué had been appointed in 2000 after having helped suppress a coup attempt in 1999.[1] In 2003, another coup plot resulted in Compaoré firing Lougué as defence minister, replacing him with Yéro Boly on 17 January 2004.[1]

Lougué took part in[clarification needed] the 2014 Burkinabé uprising.[2] He is seen as a potential candidate in the 2015 presidential election.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c BURKINA FASO: Defence minister sacked after questioning over coup attempt IRIN News, 17 January 2004
  2. ^ "Burkina Faso's revolution 2.0". The Guardian.
  3. ^ Burkina Faso unrest: President Blaise Compaore resigns BBC News, 31 October 2014