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Burkina Faso: Ibrahim Traoré turns to new allies as he shuns West


The ceremony was intended to be symbolic. However, it perfectly illustrates the desire of Burkina Faso’s transitional authorities to seek out new partnerships. On 12 June, Captain Ibrahim Traoré was awarded the BRICS medal (an alliance comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) by its president, Larisa Zelentsova, in Ouagadougou.

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