In Burkina Faso, some Mali refugees want to grow up to serve

A Mauritanian woman poses with a woman from the Bella ethnic group

Ten-year-old Atahib goes to school in the Goudebou refugee camp in the savannah of Burkina Faso, not hoping to become a teacher or a doctor like his classmates. He wants to learn so he can better serve his Tuareg masters.

Each day, Atahib wakes up before the Muslim morning call to prayer to help his mother with her chores – unpaid work that people from their Bella ethnic group have been doing for the ligher-skinned Tuaregs for centuries in Mali, Niger and Mauritania.

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