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... and seeing as his party has the majority in government, it was definitely going to pass.
Thursday, October 30, the people protested again, this time targeting Parliament. In Ouaga, the capital city we were in a couple days ago, the people set fire to parliament and burnt many documents, making it impossible for a vote to take place.
... it was eye opening.
The next morning, Thursday was eventful. We woke up and got dressed to look as nice as possible and then we went to see a catholic Bishop. It was so cool! He was chosen to be at the Vatican when the Pope was inaugurated and he was written tons of books! He was the cutest old man ever and he remembered everything. In Burkina the people ask us to ...
... 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 ...