Burkina Faso

The man who turned back the desert

September 28, 2018

A farmer from Burkina Faso was awarded the “alternative Nobel prize” for his work popularizing an ancient farming technique. The Right Livelihood Award, which includes a prize of $341,800, honors “those offering practical and exemplary answers to the most urgent challenges facing us today.” Yacouba Sawadogo, known as “the man who stopped the desert,” uses an […]

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Lockdown in Burkina Faso’s wild east

September 25, 2018

Aiming to “to eradicate the curse of terrorism,” Burkina Faso President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has banned motorcycles at night in the eastern region of the country. In addition, cars and trucks will be subjected to “strict and rigorous controls,” and mines used by subsistence gold miners, who sometimes employ homemade explosives to remove earth, […]

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