Moscow, January 21 – The capital, Ouagadougou, witnessed, according to Burkina 24, a demonstration in support of the withdrawal of French forces from Burkina Faso.
It is noteworthy that “hundreds” came out to support the transitional authorities.
The newspaper said, “The demonstrators demanded the withdrawal of the French army from the base … in Campoans and the departure of the French ambassador to Burkina Faso, Luc Alde.”
According to Burkina24, the African Leadership Caucus took the initiative to hold the demonstration. In particular, it supports the diversification of the country’s partners in the fight against terrorism. In the photos and videos posted by the publication, you can see that some of the protesters brought Russian flags to the event.
At the end of September 2022, the media reported that a group of military personnel in Burkina Faso, led by Captain Ibrahim Traoré, announced the dismissal of the head of the country’s transitional government, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Henri Sandaugo Damiba, for suspension. The country’s constitution and dissolve the government. Domeiba announced his willingness to resign voluntarily if the rebels met several conditions.
Burkina Faso, located in the Sahel region, has been trying to contain an extremist jihadist offensive that has been going on since 2015.