Burkina Faso's new junta leader Capitain Ibrahim Traore (C) attends the funerals of 27 soldiers killed as they escorted 207-vehicles in a convoy, during a ceremony at the General Sangoule Lamizana military camp in Ouagadougou on October 8, 2022.
The ambush of the convoy, claimed by Al-Qaeda, officially killed 37 people, including 27 soldiers. Seventy truck drivers remain missing, according to their union. The disaster has become a symbol of the state's inability to secure remote countryside areas and protect local people, 10 years into a bloody jihadist insurgency in the Sahel region. Five days later, Burkina was rocked its second coup in less than nine months -- the fifth in two years in the landlocked West African region. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP)