Australian mining services company Perenti Global Ltd said on Monday that it would exit mining services contracts in Burkina Faso following an ambush of a convoy with workers at a Canadian-owned gold mine in the region.
Women stand outside Bogodogo hospital where officials met with family members of victims of an ambush on workers near a Canadian-owned mine, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso November 7, 2019. REUTERS/Anne Mimault
In early November, attackers blew up an armored vehicle escorting a workers’ convoy and opened fire on their buses, killing 39 people and wounding 60 others, the worst attack the West African country has seen in years.
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