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Tensions rise between Burkina Faso and Ghana

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Tensions are rising between Burkina Faso and neighbouring Ghana following Ghana’s declare that Ouagadougo had invited Russian mercenaries into the nation.

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo made the feedback final Wednesday sparking a diplomatic row.

“These 48 hours have been marked by the phrases of Ghana’s president Nana Akufo Addo on an alleged contract between the transitional authorities and a personal Russian firm. Confronted with such a scenario, the logical factor to do was to urgently summon the Ghanaian ambassador in Ouagadougou, but additionally our ambassador in Accra for session”, mentioned Karamoko Jean Marie Traoré, Burkina Faso’s Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation.

Confronted with jihadist assaults since 2015, Burkina Faso has been growing ties with Russia in a bid to defeat the rebels.

“As for our ambassador in Accra, he reported to us as quickly as these remarks have been made. So we additionally invited him for session in order that we might study collectively what motion can be taken on this matter. In any case, a verbal word of protest was despatched to the Republic of Ghana through its nationwide illustration in Burkina Faso”, added the Deputy Minister for Regional Cooperation.

Moscow has been actively courting public opinion on social media and enjoys rising in style help in a number of French-speaking African nations as France, the previous colonial energy, is more and more reviled.