2 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Burkina Faso authorities have expelled this Saturday the correspondent for ‘Libération’ Agnes Faivre after the French newspaper published an article this week denouncing the death of children at the hands of Army soldiers in a military base.
“Based on biased interpretations, inaccurate reasoning and dubious simulations, journalists from this medium accuse Burkinabe soldiers of attacking children in a military barracks,” the Burkina Faso government published in a statement quoted by ‘Libération’.
The facts published by the newspaper were verified thanks to a video that the Burkinabe authorities have described as “being manipulated” to “deteriorate the image of a country of honest men”, and have accused the journalist of “not having knowledge” of the reality on the ground where terrorism is fought.
The military junta of Burkina Faso announced last Monday the suspension of the broadcasts of the France 24 television network throughout the territory after the publication of an interview with the leader of the terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Abu Ubaidá Yusef to Anabi.