Filed Under (General) by Rob on 03-09-2009

Yesterday, we had torrential rain for several hours in Bamako and I had to drive through floods up to 60cm deep taking the kids to school.

However, ‘up the road’ in Ouagadougou, the situation is much much worse – floods several feet deep, houses crumbling to the ground, traffic halted. Have a look:

As Burkina Faso is a relatively unknown country in W Africa, I doubt this news will have even made it onto the news screens of Europe. In fact, this video has only had 458 viewings right now, whereas some bloke singing about tabouleh or playing tunes by hand-farting gets hundreds of thousands of viewings. Shame.

Read more about this disaster here. The risk now is that illness will break out due to all the sewage etc. transported by the water. The cost to individuals and to the country in general will be considerable. Please pray for the people of Ouagadougou.

1 Comment posted on "Pray for Ouagadougou"
anne on September 5th, 2009 at 2:51 pm #

it looks really awful