Photographer's Note

On the road between Sikasso (south-east of Mali) and Bobo-Dioulasso (south-west of Burkina), a few kilometres before the border.

The Sikasso area is crossed by a lot of rivers and knows a better level of wetness better than the rest of the country. Moreover, the soil is enough fertile. So, this green place is called the "breadbasket" of Mali. We cultivate here cereals, cotton and there are a lot of mango trees along the road.
In addition, Sikasso is the crossroads of 2 big roads : the one between Bamako and Bobo and the one between Bamako and Abidjan. So that, it's an important place of trade and industry.

This photo could have been taken everywhere in Africa : the road is not only designed to motor vehicles (exept some trucks we don't see a lot). It's also and particulary used by (motorized) bicycles, carts towed by donkeys and walkers, a lot of walkers. People can walk dozens of kilometres on the day (they have no choice), to go selling or buying some goods, to go to school, to go to the free clinic...

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