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Burkina Faso: Moise Minoungou appointed Army chief of staff

APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) by Alban Kini

Colonel-Major Moïse Minoungou has been appointed by decree chief of staff of the armed forces (CEMGA) in Burkina Faso, replacing Brigadier General Oumarou Sadou.

A document read Thursday night on the national broadcaster said the new CEMGA is consequently promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.

As former commander of the ground-to-air battery company at the Heavy Weapons Training Center, Minoungou served from May 2016 as deputy army chief of staff.

Since May 2017, he was commander of the Central Group of Armies (GCA).

Born on 27 February, 1960 in Ouagadougou, Minoungou is a former student of the “Prytanee militaire of Kadiogo” academy (1972-1981). He did his university studies from 1981 to 1984 at Morocco’s Royal Academy of Meknes, where he graduated.

He later specialized in artillery at the academy of Draguignan, France, where he also completed his advanced training course.

Minoungou followed staff management courses at Kolikoro Staff School in Mali and the Higher Defence Course at the Royal College of Higher Military Education in Kenitra, Morocco.

He participated in several sub-regional and international military maneuvers in Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin.


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