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Burkina Faso Issues - 2024


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Disputes - international

porous borders contribute to illicit cross-border activities, including terrorism and trafficking

Burkina Faso-Benin: the two countries dispute sovereignty over a small area known as Kourou/Koalou near the tripoint with Togo, which has been declared a neutral zone pending settlement of the dispute; in 2009, an agreement to refer the dispute to the International Court of Justice was signed, but no formal application has yet been made to the Court

Refugees and internally displaced persons

refugees (country of origin): 36,372 (Mali) (2023)


2,062,534 (2023)

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