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Burkina Faso

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Sabtenga: modernization knocks on the gates of tradition

Chris Brazier’s full interview with François Moné, the village’s latest Chief.

Filed in: Burkina Faso

Journey's End

Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in 1985.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

Map of Sabtenga - and 30 years of change in Burkina Faso

How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

Great Expectations

Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now shutting its doors to migrants?

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

The Perils of Charity

When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Poverty Society

Autumn of the Patriarch

The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Society

An Audience with the Chief

Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the development of the village.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Politics Society

Then & Now

A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming; technology; and women.

Filed in: Burkina Faso Development (Aid) Education Housing Society Water

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.

Filed in: Burkina Faso

Season of the rains

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

Filed in: Burkina Faso

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.

Filed in: Burkina Faso

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