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... have been unhappy about this and felt that their voices were not heard, so when Blaise decided to change the constitution a third time so that he would have power until he died, the people protested.
On Tuesday the entire nation shut down and protested peacefully against Blaise's proposition. A vote was to be held on Thursday on whether or not Blaise would change ...
... sacred catfish. I have never seen a chicken killed, plucked and dead in so little time. Now that I think about it I probably hadn't even seen a chicken killed. In the jungle we could hear thunder rolling and the sky looked so cool! We drove all the way back into Bobo and stopped at a grocery store. This store was amazing! It had everything European so we got chocolate and candy and I found popcorn kernels! It was very unnerving to see armed guards outside the ...
... fireplace and various cooking pots, towards the back it had a
big double bed with a roof on top which is where they store the
clothes. The other house was a typical mud house from this town.
Inside they had the lounge, the kitchen which was complete with
cooking pots and fireplace. Off to one side was the women's and
children's bedroom, this was about 10 foot square and also held a 3
ft square fireplace and chimney and the ...
... labour done by women because only women are allowed to use the calabashes or bowl type containers that are used. The few men that were there were using pumping machines. Gold mine in this area is actually illegal because permits are required, but the flakes of dust are so small and infrequent that the government turns a blind eye - i.e., the income earned for most of the miners is bare subsistence living. We were told that the shantytown that has sprung ...
... approaching I was facing the prospect of a dry evening - booo...)
After leaving Segou and bush camping along the way we made our way towards the border with Burkina faso - with our destination for New Year likely to be around Bobo-Dioulasso. We only stopped at a few small villages before reaching the border (note to self do not find yourself short of beer so close to New Year in Mali again - no beer anywhere). The crossing and drive thereafter was fairly ...