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What's behind West Africa's growing anger against France?

Jan 23, 2023   •   21 MIN

France is ordered to withdraw its troops from another African country, this time Burkina Faso. So, what's behind the growing anger against the former colonial power? And what does it mean for the fight against armed groups in West Africa?

Join host Adrian Finighan.

Guests:

Ovigwe Eguegu - Policy analyst for Development Reimagined.

Niagale Bagayoko - Chair of African Security Sector Network.

Alex Vines - Director of Africa Programme at Chatham House.


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What's behind West Africa's growing anger against France?

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