Burkina Faso Fumes Over Akufo-Addo’s “Russian Mercenaries” Allegations, Summons Ghana’s Ambassador


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The Apollinaire Kyelem administration summoned Boniface Gambilla in response to recent claims made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the US.

Russian mercenaries are presently stationed on Ghana’s border with Burkina Faso, which President Akufo-Addo expressed alarm over during a recent meeting with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

“Today, Russian mercenaries are on our northern border,” Ghana’s president complained to the US Secretary of State.

“Burkina Faso has now entered into an arrangement to go AWOL with Mali in employing the Wagner forces there. I believe the mines in southern Burkina have been allocated to them as a form of payment for their services. Prime Minister of Burkina Faso in the last 10 days has been in Moscow.”

The Wagner group, who are believed to be assisting in the fight against terrorism, and Burkina Faso officials are said to have signed a formal agreement, but it is unclear if this is the case.

Yevgeny Prigozhin, a supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, heads the mercenary organization.

The summons is intended to obtain additional explanations of President Akufo-assertions. Addo’s

The issue has also led to the recall of the Burkinabe ambassador to Ghana.


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