Burkina Faso. According to
Countryaah, the Ivory Coast's accusations that
neighboring countries would have been involved in a coup
attempt against the Ivorian government on January 7 led to
attacks on Burkinians residing there. Thousands of Burkinis,
many of whom had worked on cocoa plantations in the
neighboring country, returned to Burkina Faso. Some of the
Burkinians who were forced to leave had been living in the
Ivory Coast for a long time and some of them were born
Over 1,500 people died in the spring of an epidemic of
In June, international donors decided to donate DKK 85
million. dollars for the fight against AIDS in Burkina Faso.
Over 7% of the adult population was then estimated to be
HIV-infected, which is the second highest proportion in West
A new and independent electoral commission was formed in
September, which also included opposition parties and
voluntary organizations. Moussa Tapsoba, researcher on
democracy and development issues, was appointed chairman.
Attempts by Reporters Without Borders to get a French
prosecutor to investigate whether President Blaise Compaoré
was personally responsible for torture carried out by his
bodyguards were rejected in October.