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    Burkina Faso: The Urgent Fight for Sahelian Security and Independence Revealed

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    Burkina Faso Staff Writer
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    The African Boulevard Africain Editorial Team brings you Burkina Faso news and breaking news headlines in Politics, Economy, Business, Investment and Entertainment. We are unbiased, moved only by the quest for truth.
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    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso – (African Boulevard News) – In a recent interview with Africanews, analyst Niagalé Bagayoko delves into the high stakes surrounding the Africanization of counter-terrorism efforts in Sahelian states. Specifically, Bagayoko explores whether these countries can restrategize their efforts without relying heavily on France’s support.

    Sahelian states such as Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger have long depended on France’s military assistance in their fight against terrorism. However, as the security situation becomes increasingly complex, it is crucial for these countries to develop their own strategies and capabilities to effectively combat terrorism.

    Bagayoko emphasizes the importance of Sahelian states taking the lead in counter-terrorism efforts, stating that “it is necessary for the states themselves to be in charge of their own security.” She further explains that this shift is not only essential for their sovereignty but also to gain a better understanding of the intricate local dynamics that fuel terrorism.

    One of the challenges faced by these countries is the absence of a coordinated regional approach. Bagayoko emphasizes the need for Sahelian states to work together, sharing intelligence and resources. She highlights the importance of diplomatic efforts, stating that “diplomacy and dialogue are essential to find political solutions to the crisis.”

    The interview sheds light on the limitations of France’s military intervention. While French forces have made significant contributions to stabilizing the region, Bagayoko argues that their presence can also create a dependency syndrome, hindering the development of Sahelian states’ own capabilities. She encourages these countries to take ownership of their security by investing in training, intelligence gathering, and strategic planning.

    Bagayoko also emphasizes the role of the international community in supporting Sahelian states’ efforts. She notes that “the international community must accompany these states, not in a military way, but by addressing the root causes of the crisis such as poverty, governance, and justice issues.”

    The interview concludes with a call to action for Sahelian states to restrategize their counter-terrorism efforts without relying solely on France. Bagayoko states that “it is time for Sahelian countries to take full responsibility for their own security and work together to find sustainable solutions.”

    As the security landscape continues to evolve, it is crucial for Sahelian states to adapt their strategies and build their capabilities to effectively combat terrorism. The interview with Niagalé Bagayoko serves as a timely reminder of the importance of African-led initiatives in the fight against terrorism in the Sahel region. By taking ownership of their security, Sahelian states can work towards long-term stability and peace in the region.

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