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Burkina Faso: France calls on President Kaboré to act against convoys blocking

France has called on asked Burkina Faso president to intervene after a French military convoy was blocked for nearly three days by protesters in the city of Kaya.

French foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said those he called “manipulators” had been stoking anti-French sentiment.

There are unconfirmed reports that French soldiers fired warning shots at the demonstrators, who are opposed to the French force fighting Islamist militants in the Sahel.

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The vehicles eventually moved dozens of kilometres south from Kaya and made their way via a different route to neighbouring Niger, BBC News reports.

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