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Air France Halts Flights to Burkina Faso and Mali Amidst Regional Tensions

ByWeb Manager

Aug 8, 2023

Air France has declared the temporary suspension of flights connecting Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Bamako, Mali, until August 11. This announcement comes in response to the closure of Niger Republic’s airspace by the country’s military regime on Sunday.

The decision to close the airspace was undertaken as a precautionary measure against external threats, coinciding with the conclusion of the 7-day ultimatum set by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Tensions in Niger Republic have witnessed an escalation over the past 12 hours, contributing to a climate of heightened uncertainty in the region. The suspension of Air France flights further underscores the complex geopolitical situation prevailing in the area.

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