Saturday Aug 9
The Toronto Star
One wedding ring's journey from makeshift mine to fiancee's finger
A Star reporter follows gold from a makeshift mine shaft on the edge of the Sahara desert all the way to his wedding ceremony, showing how dangerous practices continue in West Africa.
In Burkina Faso, getting children out of the gold mines
In the northern reaches of Burkina Faso, not far from Dori, 15-year-old Boureima Hawma Boukoum is lowered down a mine shaft the width of a manhole.
Gains and losses as Burkina Faso fights child hunger
OUAGADOUGOU, 11 March 2014 - The fight against child malnutrition in Burkina Faso is gaining ground but chronic malnutrition remains above emergency threshold levels, particularly in rural areas, a situation that will be resolved only if the government and its partners step up prevention efforts.
street life in Dori, Burkina Faso
After sliding in the rankings for four consecutive years, the U.S. moved up two places in the World Economic Forum's competitiveness ranking, from seventh last year to fifth in 2013.