Burkina Faso

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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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‘People are not starving, they’re being starved’: millions at risk of famine, NGOs warn
Open letter backing UN call to action says Covid has exacerbated problems of conflict, climate crisis and inequality

Sarah Johnson

20, Apr, 2021 @11:08 AM

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Burkina Faso ex-president Compaoré to face trial over Thomas Sankara murder
Exile is to be tried in absentia alongside 13 others for complicity in murder

Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent

13, Apr, 2021 @5:18 PM

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‘Doctors are paying for supplies': inside a stretched Burkina Faso Covid ward
In a country where pneumonia, malaria and TB are much bigger killers, doctors say ‘resource-intensive’ Covid-19 is diverting precious resources

Amanda Coakley in Ouagadougou

26, Feb, 2021 @7:30 AM

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