The Foreign Office says, ‘Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in Burkina Faso, including Ouagadougou. In March 2018, a terrorist attack took place on the French Embassy and the Army Headquarters in Ouagadougou. 16 people were killed, including 8 attackers, and 80 people injured. In May 2018, a shootout occurred on the outskirts of the city between security forces and terrorists suspected of being linked to March attack. In August 2017, gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant in Ouagadougou. In January 2016, there was a terrorist attack against a hotel and café in central Ouagadougou. Further attacks are possible. You should exercise particular caution around religious holidays.’
What are we missing? The ancient Loropeni ruins are part of the larger Lobi Ruins, a 120-mile-by-60-mile cultural landscape, spanning the modern borders of Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana, and are thought to be created between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Avid trekkers would certainly relish a visit to the geological fantasyland that is the Sindou Peak range; comprising of narrow, craggy chains of awe inspiring cones sculpted by the elements.