Burkina Faso

September 24, 2023

UNGA: Burkina Faso warns against Libya scenario in Niger, slams “international hypocrisy”

In a lengthy speech delivered in a vehement tone, Burkina Faso's Minister of State addressed the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sep. 23. ECOWAS, the A.U., and the UN must become “true organizations of peoples instead of structures used by a minority,” he said.
September 21, 2023

West Africa: Burkina Faso's Parliament Approves Sending Troops to Niger

[allAfrica] Harare -- The Burkinabe parliament gave the go-ahead for Captain Ibrahim Traore to send troops to neighboring Niger in response to a potential foreign military intervention to reinstate ousted leader Mohamed Bazoum, The North Africa Post reports.
September 21, 2023

Africa: Is This the End of French Neo-Colonialism in Africa?

[Globetrotter] In Bamako, Mali, on September 16, the governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger created the Alliance of Sahel States (AES). On X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Colonel Assimi Goïta, the head of the transitional government of Mali, wrote that the Liptako-Gourma Charter which created the AES would establish "an architecture of collective defense and mutual assistance for the benefit of our populations." The hunger for such regional cooperation goes back to the period when
September 18, 2023

West Africa: Sahel Alliance Unites Against 'Internal Uprising or Foreign Assault'

[allAfrica] Harare -- Three West African Sahel countries - Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso - ruled by military juntas pledged to support one another in the event of internal uprising or foreign assault, Reuters reports.
September 18, 2023

West Africa: Niger, Burkina Faso, Mali Forge Alliance Against Ecowas

[Leadership] Three West African countries, Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, have signed a security pact to come to the aid of each other against any rebellion or external aggression, especially by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
September 17, 2023

Mali: Juntas of Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso Sign Security Pact

[DW] Three West African countries ruled by military juntas have signed a mutual defense pact. Mali and Burkina Faso had previously promised to come to Niger's aid in the event of an attack.
September 17, 2023

Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso sign mutual defence pact

"Of course, everything starts with security. But the Heads of State must also think about economic issues, how to bring the different countries closer together, and how to facilitate trade between our different populations. All these issues will be added to the charter in the coming days. " Abdoula
September 15, 2023

West Africa: French Minister Denies Boycotting African Artists After Visa Suspension

[RFI] France's Culture Minister on Friday said the suspension of visas for artists from Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso was due to security concerns in light of the recent military coups in those countries and in no way a "boycott".
September 15, 2023

Suspension of visas for Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso: “We never boycott artists” – French minister

"We do not currently have a visa service in operation in these countries for security reasons", she explained, denouncing "confusion" and explaining that it was "materially" impossible to "issue visas to come to France".
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