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Miners take stock of security situation after latest coup

The construction site of the Essakane gold mine, 12 May 2010.
The construction site of the Essakane gold mine, 12 May 2010. © Issouf Sanogo / AFP
Mining firms in Burkina Faso were relieved to find that the senior army officers in charge of protecting their sites were still in place after the recent military coup. But their activities are still dogged by regular attacks by armed groups. [...] (660 words)
Issue dated 13/10/2022 Reading time 3 minutes Christophe Le Bec
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