Burkina Faso gold: A mixed blessing
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Burkina Faso gold: A mixed blessing

Gold is now Burkina Faso’s most valuable export, but it’s come at a price. Last month the government announced the closure of small mines in the northern province of Sahel following a deadly attack by Islamic extremists. BBC Africa's Lalla Sy has been following the story from neighbouring Ivory Coast.

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Image: Gold panning in a Burkina Faso artisan mine, 2006
Credit: Universal Images Group via Getty Images

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