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In Burkina Faso, Traoré’s war tax fuels telecoms boycott

By Quentin Velluet

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Posted on August 8, 2023 04:00

Orange Burkina’s headquarters in Ouagadougou. (Photo: Orange Burkina)
Orange Burkina’s headquarters in Ouagadougou. (Photo: Orange Burkina)

Orange, Moov and Telecel are bracing for another consumer boycott on 8, 15 and 22 August, provoked by a 5% tax to fight terrorists.

In Burkina Faso, Operation Vent du Salut is not the name of a new military intervention against suspected terrorists, but a consumer boycott campaign ongoing since April. At issue are the prices charged by telecom operators in a tense economic climate where every CFA franc counts.

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