In September of this year, Burkina Faso was thrown into chaos when an attempted coup left 14 people dead and hundreds wounded. One of the wounded was Safiatou Ouedraogo, a pregnant woman who miraculously survived with her then-unborn baby, despite being struck in the stomach. Boinzimwende, âGod is above allâ in the Mossi language, is the infant's name. Bagassi Koura has more in this report narrated by Brian Allen.
Burundiâs political woes have unleashed a refugee deluge: More than 144,000 people have fled to neighboring countries in the three months since President Pierre Nkurunzizaâs announcement that he would stand for a third term sent opposition protesters into the streets and the country lurching toward chaos and collapse. For the 30,000-plus refugees at the Mahama camp, life is a daily grind.