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Newsline: Burkina Faso expels French ambassador

Burkina Faso has expelled France’s ambassador, authorities said Monday. Government spokesman Jean-Emmanuel Ouedraogo confirmed to the Associated Press that Ambassador Luc Hallade was asked to leave, but provided no further details. The French embassy refused to comment. (https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Burkina-Faso-s-military-regime-expels-French-17690183.php) Hallade’s expulsion comes less than two weeks after the United Nations’ resident and humanitarian coordinator in Burkina Faso, Barbara Manzi, was also declared persona non grata.

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