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Grande Mosque - Bobo-Dioulasso

Mali and Burkina

October 19th 2012
The first thing that struck us when we entered the Mali immigration control was just how professional everything looked. Uniforms were clean and crisp, offices were neat and tidy and the officers were polite and friendly. Within 20 minutes we had been processed and were on our way with not a bribe in sight. We were slightly anxious with the prospect of heading to Bamako but we were soon distracted ... read more
Africa » Burkina Faso » Centre » Ouagadougou

Burkinabe Flag Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta) achieved independence from France in 1960. Repeated military coups during the 1970s and 1980s were followed by multiparty elections in the early 1990s. Burkina Faso's high population density and limited natural res... ... read more
20th October 2012

Interested to read your observations of Bamako. Sad that Dogon Country is discouraged due to Al Qaeda in the north...the trekking there is magnificent. Timbuktu a no go...very sad. Gotta luv the mud mosques. As you have been through there Kap's thread in the Africa Forum "Mali...bloggers uniting for peace?" is a must for you. And by the way...more pics please. Keep safe.

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