The Sunday Review
It military government This is Burkina Faso has demanded the Leave French troops From the countryAccording to the government press agency Agence d’Information du Burkina (AIB).
France boasts exactly one month It can be removed troops From Burkina Faso according to the These terms and conditions apply to the AIB reports 2018 agreement, citing sources
It military government “denounced last Wednesday, the agreement which has governed since 2018, the presence of the French Armed Forces on its territory,” AIB reported Saturday.
France has still 400 special forces located in Burkina Faso according to Reuters?, To fight Islamist militants tied to al Qaeda the After years of violence, the Islamic State was established. the region.
Residents in the capital Ouagadougou took to the Streets to Protest the There are French troops In the country.
Video by the Demonstrators carried signs to demonstrate their disapproval the Slogans “French army get out our house” And “Friendship Burkina Russia.”
Some demonstrators carried the Flags national Burkina Faso and Russia
In December, Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo said the Burkina Faso military government You are invited to join mercenaries the Russian private military group, Wagner.
Burkina Faso Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation, Jean Marie Traoré called the Claims “very serious” In a press conference held on 16 December after the government summoned the Ghanaian ambassador.
France – the former colonial power – first entered the Sahel region in January 2013 at Mali’s request and launched Operation Serval, a United Nations-sanctioned ground and air operation against Islamist militants.
Operation Barkhane was able to succeed the mission, which took place in August 2014. French Initiative to combat terror against Islamists in all of Europe the Sahel, including in Burkina Faso.
French In June 2021, President Emmanuel Macron declared that the The Western initiative would replace the mission with an international one, as well as a Western effort. troops They began to withdraw from Mali last February, but they are still in Burkina Faso.
The date is January 24, 2022 Burkina Faso’s army seized power, deposing former President Roch Kaboré and dissolving the government Parliament.
It military the Closed borders and constitution Installation of Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba the West African country’s new leader.
Damiba’s time in power proved short-lived, however, as he was ousted from the country’s top position during a coup d’état in October 2022. Army Captain Ibrahim Traoré was subsequently appointed as the country’s new president.