In Burkina, a return to “sovereignty” welcomed after the announced departure of French soldiers

“A victory for the sovereign people of Burkina”. In Ouagadougou, the departure of French troops, recorded this week, is welcomed as a return to “sovereignty” in the fight against jihadist groups, a rhetoric that recalls the ideals of the former president and pan-Africanist icon Thomas Sankara. French soldiers, pushed out by the ruling junta, must … Read more

After Mali, French troops on their way to Burkina Faso

After Mali, Burkina. France will withdraw its troops from Burkina Faso within “a month” while the junta has denounced the defense agreements linking the two countries, a further decline in Paris’ influence in the Sahel. “Tuesday (…) we formally received the denunciation, by the Burkinabè government, of the 2018 agreement relating to the status of … Read more

a departure “without diplomatic rupture, unlike Mali”

Published on : 25/01/2023 – 14:14 The government of Burkina Faso confirmed on Monday that it had requested the departure of French troops based in the country within a month. The authorities are counting on a “patriotic burst” from the Burkinabe to fight jihadism, while calling for material support from their allies. Decryption. French troops … Read more

Burkina Faso announces the release of 66 women and children kidnapped in the north

Published on : 20/01/2023 – 22:44 Authorities in Burkina Faso announced on Friday the release of sixty-six women and young children captured by an armed group last week in the north of the country. Sixty-two women and four babies were released on Friday, January 20, by the armed forces of the Burkina Fasomore than a … Read more

In Burkina Faso, a new demonstration against the French presence

Published on : 20/01/2023 – 19:32 Several hundred people demonstrated Friday in Ouagadougou against the French presence in Burkina Faso, epicenter of jihadism in the Sahel. They demanded in particular the departure of the French ambassador. The anti-French anger does not decrease in Burkina Faso. Several hundred demonstrators gathered on Friday, January 20, in the … Read more

deadly attack of the shebab against a military camp

Al-Shabaab Islamists stormed a military base north of the Somali capital on Tuesday in a deadly attack launched the day after the government announced a “historic victory” over the jihadists with the capture of a strategic coastal city. Conflicting figures have been put forward by different sources on the number of soldiers killed during the … Read more