US News: French convoy blocked in Burkina: The leader of the diplomacy denies social networks

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Le ministre burkinabè des Affaires étrangères, Alpha Barry. © AFP / ISSOUF SANOGO Minister Burkina Foreign Affairs, Alpha Barry.

The Burkinabe Government calls for the populations in peace and understanding for an end of the crisis related to the convoy of the French army. During a press conference, Alpha Barry, Minister of Foreign Affairs, explained this Wednesday, November 24, that, unlike rumors on social networks, the convoy is not intended to refuel terrorist groups.

with our correspondent in Ouagadougou, Yaya Boudani

Negotiations are still in progress with the protesters so that the CONVOI can go to Niger, assures Alpha Barry, the Burkinabè Minister of Foreign Affairs. This is not the first time a French convoy crosses the national territory. The general chief of staff of the armies is regularly seized for all the convoys of the French army, according to the head of diplomacy.

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"It's a regular, usual convoy, but we understand the anger of some populations right now, at Looking at the degradation of the security situation in our country, thus declares alpha Barry. The convoy which is intended for the French forces in Gao is not a convoy against Burkina Faso, who will not arm terrorists.

The minister is very clear about the question: France does not feel terrorist groups. It is also what the spokesperson for the French armies, Colonel Pascal Ianni, tried to explain to our colleagues of France 24. For him, these tensions are clearly the fruit of a misinformation orchestrated especially on social networks.

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Alpha Barry asks his compatriots not to be wrong with enemy

"I do not know if the movement is spontaneous but indeed, it is rather well coordinated," says Colonel Ianni. I think social networks play a pretty important role in mobilizing some protesters and I think there is a slightly magnifying effect that exacerbates the perception of anti-French feeling, because there are a lot of false information which circulate about this convoy. For example, when one reads or meant that the convoy contains weapons and ammunition that are intended for terrorist armed groups, it is obviously an aberration. But it only makes the mistrust vis-à-vis France and French soldiers.

France intervenes in Burkina Faso at the request of the authorities of the country, recalled Minister Burkinabè, as was the case during the response against the attack on November 14 in Inata, or in Djibo, Solhan or Koutougou. Alpha Barry asks his compatriots not to be wrong with enemy, because France remains one of the most reactive partners in case of need in the fight against terrorism and has always supported Burkinabè forces.

"The reality, it is quite simple, pursued Pascal Ianni. The French armies are engaged in the Sahel to fight against terrorist armed groups in narrow and permanent partnership with the Sahelian armed forces. Not to defend hidden interests as can be read on some networks or in some newspapers. In the operations we conduct on the ground with the Sahelian partners, we always have a very good reception of the population. »

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