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Good Coup, Bad Coup? Mali defies France as Burkina Faso calls for understanding

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Condemn or cooperate? West African leaders are grappling with that question as they scramble for the antidote to coup contagion. Since regional bloc Ecowas decided earlier this month to play hardball with Mali's junta, tensions have spiraled far and wide. The latest, Bamako expelling France's ambassador amid a war of words over the hiring of the Russian mercenaries of Wagner right under the noses of French and E-U forces in the country to fight a jihadist insurgency.

Added on the 31/01/2022 20:01:42 - Copyright : France 24 EN

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