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The main themes revolving around the defense and promotion of academic freedom will be addressed in this category: ethics, good governance, democracy, the rule of law, the university and its mission, the African researchers and their responsibilities in the society, and in terms of academic freedom. This section will feature presentations on major political and legal issues related to academic freedom. To address these issues, we will regularly request recognized experts to work on specific themes.

22 May 2012
Lila Laly

The Repressive management of student protests at the University of Ouagadougou (1990-2011)

Since the authorities of Burkina Faso began the democratic opening in the early 1990, they were repeatedly confronted by students, particularly through the main union the National Association of Burkinabe students (ANEB). The students’ demands are about both the deterioration of their economic condition in the context of structural adjustment, as well as issues that go...

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