How religion and politics provide Moscow with a path to influence

In its efforts to gain sway in the Sahel, Russia is increasingly forging links with Burkina Faso's political and civil society circles. In so doing, it enjoys the unprecedented support of Wahhabist organisations. So far, the government has turned down Wagner's advances. [...] (1484 words)
Issue dated 13/06/2022 Reading time 6 minutes
A demonstrator holding a pro-Russian banner in Ouagadougou, 19 February 2022.
A demonstrator holding a pro-Russian banner in Ouagadougou, 19 February 2022. © Olympia de Maismont/AFP
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