Spotlight | Burkina Faso
As Wagner spectre looms, EU reaches out to Ouagadougou

A banner of the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore is seen during a protest to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on the 20 January 2023.
A banner of the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore is seen during a protest to demand the departure of France's ambassador and military forces, in Ouagadougou, on the 20 January 2023. © Olympia de Maismont/AFP
Talks between the European Union and Burkina Faso on possible security support recently resumed. The EU is keen to maintain links with the junta led by Captain Traoré, but would freeze any aid plans if Ouagadougou signs a deal with the Russian paramilitary group Wagner. [...]
Published on 12.04.2023 at 05:40 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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