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Burkina Faso pinpointed as Gaddafi refuge

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Burkina Faso pinpointed as Gaddafi refuge


Burkina Faso has been pinpointed as the most likely country where Muammar Gaddafi will seek refuge.

Nothing certain is known about Gaddafi’s whereabouts.

But officials have reported a huge convoy of vehicles crossing the Libyan frontier into Niger – possibly en route to the neighbouring country.

Innocent Soulama is the head of Channel 3 television in Burkina Faso.

He told euronews the communications minister has reaffirmed that Burkina Faso fully intends to respect the right to asylum, but this must be done in accordance with the international community.

It is a fact that Libya and Burkina Faso have a very good relationship, he said, but it is also true that Burkina Faso has chosen to support the National Transitional Council in its fight for democracy.

However, Libya has also invested very heavily in Burkina Faso. It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to clear the way for Muammar Gaddafi to be granted the right to asylum, in what is very controversial situation.

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