France seeks to secure Paris-Ouagadougou air route
French diplomats have for several weeks been seeking to regularise the situation of a French police officer seconded to Ouagadougou international airport.
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.
Rouamba was kept in her job by the new junta in Burkina Faso despite her being close to the ousted putschist leader Paul-Henri Damiba. She enjoys a certain popularity on the international stage, but has little say in her country's relations with Paris and Brussels.