France has agreed to a request from Burkina Faso’s military leaders to withdraw all its troops from the country.
Burkina Faso which is currently battling a jihadist insurgency says it wants to defend itself.
There are currently 400 French special forces in Burkina Faso, who have just one month to leave.
Last year France also left neighboring Mali, where its troops had spent eight years fighting Islamist militants and both countries are now working with the Russian mercenary group, Wagner.
Burkina Faso has denied reports it will also engage the Wagner Group against the jihadists but a liaison team from the mercenaries has already visited.