A new year, a new decade – but sadly attacks on children just trying to get an education continue to feature in our news roundup.

14 killed in bomb attack on Burkina Faso school bus

An attack on a school bus that killed 14 people – including at least seven students – and wounded nine others in Burkina Faso has been condemned.

The bus ran over an improvised explosive device in northern Sourou province, said the government. Islamist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have increased attacks in the region next to the border with Mali.

“This devastating attack on children returning to school is unacceptable. Children caught up in conflict are not and must never be targets,” said Alice Albright, CEO

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