“Kaya says to the French army to go home” – Burkina Faso Youths Says To French Military Convoy

“Kaya says to the French army to go home. We asked them to open their vehicles so that we have an idea of the contents, we know what is inside: suspect items.”


In Burkina Faso, a country plagued with instability and insurgencies caused mostly by Western powers like France, Burkinabe youth blocked French military convoy entering the country and demanded to see the content of their vehicles. The French were heading to Niger, another terror-torn country that has suffered for many years at the hands of terrorists. This patriotic act by the youths of the city of Kaya, Burkina Faso has been widely received as a good gesture and as an act of patriotism, nationalism, and Pan Africanism.

The energetic youths filled with the spirit of Thomas Sankara demanded two things from the French military convoy: 1. For the French troops to leave their country. 2. They must open their vehicles for them to conduct a search.

For decades of years, the presence of Western powers in African soils has been one of the key factors of the continent’s stunted growth. From West Africa, Central and East Africa, one can see the negative impact of foreign forces and how they have dented the image of these African nations both economically and politically.

Like its allies, France has been a major key player in the continent’s growing terror-related crimes, economic repression and suppression, and instability. The recent Coup d’etat, the instability in Mali and Dr Congo, the oil-driven war in Mozambique, the Anglophone and Francophone war in Cameroon, and many more is an eye-opener for the continent that the presence of France in Africa hasn’t been worthwhile and has caused more harm than good. The Sahel region has suffered for years in the hands of terrorism, which, might be supported by Western powers like France, which has been in the region for decades in the name of “peacekeeping and combating terrorism” but has been the opposite.

Author: Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: abubakarrjalloh@theafricandreamsl.com WhatsApp: +23276211583

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