BURKINA FASO FRANCE

France struggles to find a way through the confusion in Burkina Faso

Smoke around the French embassy in Burkina Faso on 1 October.
Smoke around the French embassy in Burkina Faso on 1 October. © Assane Ouédraogo/EPA
Before Captain Ibrahim Traore's 30 September coup, France had been relying heavily on Burkina Faso - and Niger - to reorganise its security presence in West Africa following its withdrawal from Mali. It had been preparing a major support plan for the authorities in Ouagadougou but this has now been largely compromised and its future presence in the country rendered uncertain. [...] (1201 words)
Issue dated 12/10/2022 Reading time 5 minutes
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