OUAGADOUGOU- Burkina Faso's government said on Tuesday that it had not
received a request for exile from Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and the ousted
leader was not expected in the West African state.
"Gaddafi in not in Burkina Faso and we have not been approached for any
exile demand. Burkina (Faso) has not been informed of Gaddafi's arrival.
We are not expecting him," Communications Minister Alain Edouard Traore
said on state television.
French and Nigerien military sources said a large convoy of Libyan
vehicles had crossed into Niger on Monday and the French source said
that it was possible that Gaddafi and his son and would-be heir, Saif
al-Islam, could join the convoy later and head for neighboring Burkina