Henry Wilkins

Henry Wilkins

Burkina Faso

Desperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town

Volunteers launch drive to bring food and medicine to Djibo as armed groups set up roadblocks to cut ties with capital.

Desperation grows as fighters blockade key Burkina Faso town

Ramadan 2020

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

With pandemic disrupting supply chains, thousands displaced by war struggle with lack of food during Muslim holy month.

'COVID-19 changed everything': Ramadan for IDPs in Burkina Faso

Health

In Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement

Experts raise alarm over spread of coronavirus in a country plagued by conflict that has compromised healthcare system.

In Burkina Faso, COVID-19 fight complicated by war, displacement

Africa

In violence-hit Burkina Faso, love wins for interfaith couples

In the face of rising tensions, local leaders help to uphold the values of tolerance by supporting interfaith couples.

In violence-hit Burkina Faso, love wins for interfaith couples

Africa

Why African countries seek greater role in Libya peace process

Summit in DRC comes almost two weeks after world powers met in Berlin to end foreign meddling in North African state.

Why African countries seek greater role in Libya peace process

Africa

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

After talks, analysts say French military strategy extension will not end violence, stress political goals must be met.

France reaffirms Sahel presence but root cause of crisis unsolved

Africa

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Experts say the confluence of armed groups in the West African country is complicating humanitarian efforts.

Mystery behind Burkina Faso violence hampering response to crisis

Burkina Faso

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

Sources suggest French operation has already started and being carried out at request of Burkinabe authorities.

France announces troop deployment to Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region

Killing of Oumaru Dicko has raised questions about authorities' ability to rein in armed groups in country's north.

Burkina Faso parliament member killed in Sahel region

Environment

In Mongolia, using new science to preserve traditional lifestyles

Herders are attempting to stop the degradation of grass upon which their animals depend.

In Mongolia, using new science to preserve traditional lifestyles

Boko Haram

Boko Haram's decline raises hopes of the displaced

As Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari announces defeat of armed group, people in displaced camps hope to return home.

Boko Haram's decline raises hopes of the displaced

South Sudan

Hunger and child abandonment in north South Sudan

Parents of 300 children have fled without them from Northern Bahr El Ghazal because of worsening mass hunger.

Hunger and child abandonment in north South Sudan