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The miracle of water

One of the most salutary lessons I have learned is to value water as the greatest of gifts, writes Chris Brazier about his time in Burkina Faso.

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Season of the rains

Part three of Chris Brazier’s blog series from Burkina Faso, making his fourth trip to the country since 1985.

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View from the village: my return to Burkina Faso

Chris Brazier continues this blog series about his return to the country. This is part two.

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Night fever: remembering Burkina Faso and Tom Waits

Chris Brazier recalls the night he flew into the midst of a revolution and discovered he had made a serious error.

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Golden goal for child miners in Burkina Faso

Child miners are finding an unlikely escape from goldmines, through football, writes Rebecca Cooke.

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Downfall of a murderer

The dethroning of Burkina Faso’s Blaise Compaoré by a popular uprising has been long awaited by Chris Brazier.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Politics

Camouflaging Burkina Faso’s past

As President Blaise Compaore is granted immunity for previous crimes, Virgil Hawkins looks back at Burkina Faso’s recent turbulent history.

Filed in: Burkina Faso United States

Are ordinary Tuaregs becoming Mali conflict scapegoats?

Nick Harvey and Julien Tremblin look at the plight of Tuareg refugees caught in the crossfire of a conflict that’s as devastating as it is complex.

Filed in: Algeria Burkina Faso Conflict Hunger Mali Mauritania Migration Niger Refugees

Burkina Faso

Until the beginning of this year, the West African nation seemed like an island of calm in a troubled region. Then everything changed…

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The Awakening

There’s revolution in the capital. But will it touch the lives of Memnatu and the villagers of Salmaga, far away? A short story by Chris Brazier, inspired by people he came to know in Burkina Faso in 1985.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Fiction

Tied to the job

Caste still has to shake off its shackles in Africa.

Filed in: Africa Burkina Faso Work

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