The slaughter of 140+ in the Burkina Faso village of Solhan brings to 500+ the civilians killed by armed Islamist groups in the Sahel since early 2021. Attackers seemed to target villages planning self-defense units but killed civilians, not combatants.
Blazing temperatures. Erratic rainfall. Dry wells. Failed crops. The climate crisis is devastating Burkina Faso.
Photo of the Day | By @BitibalyAdrien , from his project ‘Quatre Yeux (Four Eyes)’, part of the West Africa Visual Journalism Fellowship. Learn more about the project, a look at traditional religions and witchcraft in Burkina Faso:
The village of Dinangourou in Mali near the border with Burkina Faso has been encircled by JNIM militants since the beginning of May:
Armed assailants killed more than 130 civilians in an attack on a village in Burkina Faso, the government says
Parts of Yemen, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and South Sudan are on the brink of famine, UN warns