Slogans hostile to France. A few Russian flags, too, waved here and there. And a cloud of tear gas. On Friday August 12, the police intervened manu militari to disperse several dozen demonstrators gathered in the square of the Nation, in the Burkinabè capital, to respond to the call of the M30 Naaba Wobgo Movement. At the head of this new movement, focused on the baptismal font at the end of July and which calls for the complete overhaul of the agreements which bind France to Burkina Faso, Yéli Monique Kam.
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The only woman to have entered the race for Kossyam in 2020, the almost fifty-year-old – she celebrated her 49th birthday on August 24 – is now displayed as the standard-bearer of the fight for a sovereignty “total” of his country, with, in sight, a main target: Paris. With words that are often very harsh with regard to France, which “clings in a miserable way to its former African colonial empire, whose resources it plunders, exploits at will, where it ignites hotbeds of terrorism and fuels wars and genocides,” she said at the end of July on the sidelines of a first rally organized by the M30 near the memorial erected in memory of Thomas Sankara.