Australia's Perenti Global To End Two Burkina Faso Contracts After Attack

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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