The official press release is here.
Some more info here.
Wow. It was one of the oldest Peace Corps programs, started back in 1963. So 41 years and about 1,500 volunteers later, they decide it's too expensive. And too hard to find homologues (that is, local counterparts for volunteers to train to build local primary schools.)
Suddenly, I miss it. You know how it is ... I always thought I could go back and stay at the case de passage, and then tour the country, staying with Peace Corps volunteers the whole way. Now I'd have to stay with missionaries. And I'd have to find a hotel in the capital first! Sheesh ... that sounds like such work.