Exiled former president Blaise Compaoré has returned home to Burkina Faso
10 July 2022 | 2:28 pm
Blaise Compaoré had been in exile since 2014 when he was ousted from power by a military coup. He's set to attend a summit on Burkina Faso's future with a number of other former leaders. And also in this programme: legal experts in Tunisia assess the impact the new constitution would have if it is given the greenlight at polls later this month. Finally, Tanzania celebrates its linguistic heritage.
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The women were picking fruit near a town blockaded by the militants for years, causing food shortages. The incident is considered the first mass abduction of women in the country.
Relations between the two nations soured after the army took control, for a second time, in Burkina Faso in September last year. France also pulled out of neighboring Mali last year.
Burkina Faso has said it aims to defend itself after the government announced it had decided to end a military accord that allowed French troops to fight insurgents on its territory.
France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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French non-profit Forbidden Stories has released a report claiming that an Israeli firm in 2020 sought to discredit the ICRC in Burkina Faso. "Team Jorge" has been shown to influence more than 30 elections around the world with over two thirds of those claimed to be in Africa.
The country's ruling accused the French broadcaster of "acting as a mouthpiece" for an al-Qaeda affiliated group. France 24 has denied the allegation and condemned the move.
Officials have decried the "despicable and barbaric attack," but did not immediately say who was behind it. The West African country has been fighting militants linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group since 2013.
The military said in a statement at least 33 soldiers died when a contingent of troops were attacked by suspected armed terrorist groups in eastern Burkina Faso.
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