Education has been disrupted by the violence perpetrated by armed Islamist groups in Burkina Faso - and, in response, by self-defense militias and government security forces - since the emergence of the Burkinabè armed Islamist group Ansaroul Islam in 2016. A surge in attacks in 2019 continued into 2020, displacing over 830,000 people from their homes.
Passed by parliament in January 2020, Burkina Faso's new "Volunteers for the Defence of the Homeland" law is a response to a spike in violence that has forced more than 750,000 ... Read more »
Human Rights Watch has said that security forces allegedly executed 31 detainees on April 9, 2020 in the northern town of Djibo. The men were apparently killed just hours after ... Read more »
Students sit crammed up to five at desks meant for two, in overcrowded classes of up to 125 students, at a primary school in Kaya, a town hosting tens of thousands of displaced people in Centre-Nord region, Burkina Faso.