Burkina Faso

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Blowing the house down: life on the frontline of extreme weather in the Gambia
A storm took the roof off Binta Bah’s house before torrential rain destroyed her family’s belongings, as poverty combines with the climate crisis to wreak havoc on Africa’s smallest mainland country

Lizzy Davies in Jalambang

26, Nov, 2021 @7:01 AM

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Noma: the hidden childhood disease known as the ‘face of poverty’
This little known and preventable disease disfigures those it does not kill – and a new campaign hopes to raise awareness and eradicate it entirely

Sarah Johnson

04, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Top 10 books about neocolonialism | Susan Williams
Decades of economic imperialism and conditional aid have inspired authors from Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o to Graham Greene to explore insidious western control

Susan Williams

28, Oct, 2021 @3:18 PM

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‘Their future could be destroyed’: the global struggle for schooling after Covid closures
Hundreds of millions of children fell behind around the world as schools closed during the pandemic. We look at four countries as pupils try to resume their education

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns
Covid, climate breakdown, poverty and war threaten return to school after pandemic kept 1.5bn children out of classes

Lizzy Davies

06, Sep, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children
A study in Burkina Faso and Mali suggests combining anti-malarial drugs and vaccination could reduce deaths and hospitalisations

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

26, Aug, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Mali conflict: at least 51 people killed in attack by suspected jihadists
Militants attacked three villages near Niger border in latest in wave of civilian massacres in Sahel region

Emmanuel Akinwotu

09, Aug, 2021 @12:24 PM

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Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 years

Linda Geddes

28, Jul, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Suspected extremist attack on Burkina Faso village kills 130 people
Homes burned in Solhan village in one of worst attacks in country beset by jihadist violence

Emmanuel Akinwotu and agencies

05, Jun, 2021 @2:00 PM

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The big picture: a taste of freedom in 1970s west Africa
Sanlé Sory’s photos documenting the end of colonial rule have been shown around the world – but 10 years ago he nearly destroyed them

Tim Adams

02, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Almost 30 million will need aid in Sahel this year as crisis worsens, UN warns
Armed conflicts, the climate crisis and Covid-19 are contributing to chronic risk of food insecurity in the region, says Unocha report

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

28, Apr, 2021 @3:34 PM

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Burkina Faso: two Spanish journalists and Irish conservationist killed
Spaniards David Beriáin and Roberto Fraile, and Rory Young, a Zambian-born Irish citizen, ambushed by jihadists

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos and Sam Jones in Madrid

28, Apr, 2021 @10:04 AM

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