Burkina Faso

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Burkina Faso’s ex-president guilty of complicity in murder of predecessor
Blaise Compaoré sentenced to life imprisonment at military tribunal over role in 1987 killing of Thomas Sankara

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos and agencies

06, Apr, 2022 @2:45 PM

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‘It is unbelievable’: Francis Kéré becomes first black architect to win the Pritzker prize
Burkinabe architect takes the profession’s highest honour, having made his name with schools and medical facilities in Africa, built by local communities with minimal resources

Oliver Wainwright

15, Mar, 2022 @2:26 PM

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Contagious coups: what is fuelling military takeovers across west Africa?
Specific contexts differ, but underlying factors often include jihadist conflict and failures to provide inclusive governance

Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos

07, Feb, 2022 @8:04 AM

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While the focus is on Ukraine, Russia’s presence in the Sahel is steadily growing | Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret
With Russian mercenaries invited to Mali as European forces withdraw, how worried should the west be about Russia’s increasing influence across Africa?

Bruce Mutsvairo, Mirjam de Bruijn, Kristin Skare Orgeret

03, Feb, 2022 @7:01 AM

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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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