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Schools in Brurkina Faso suffer from Jihadist insurgency

Burkina Faso is currently facing a crisis caused by the actions of several violent jihadist groups in the northern part of the country. According to Relief Web, “by the end of 2019, more than 3,300 schools were shut, affecting almost 650,000 children and more than 16,000 teachers.”


With so many children out of school and forced to flee from their homes, the next generation of Burkina Faso will suffer from a lack of education. This could set the country back years in terms of development and potential.

Attacking schools and education is a typical tactic of many radical groups around the world. As literacy and education decrease, communities and individuals become easier to manipulate. Some radical groups offer  temporary employment and make promises of riches and prosperity.

The government in Burkina Faso has been fighting hard to try and stop the incursion by jihadist groups moving South from Mali. Despite their efforts, the groups have been able to establish a strong foothold in the country.



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