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Niger: Professors continue indefinite strike in Niamey March 6

University professors in Niamey continue indefinite strike as of March 6; avoid all potential protests

18 Apr 11:52 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 3/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 3/13/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Niamey). COUNTRY/REGION Niamey
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Event

Professors at Niamey University are still holding an indefinite strike as of Tuesday, March 6, that began on February 20 to protest against on-campus violence. The professors have warned that they will continue their strike unless their demands are addressed by the government. Related protests are possible in the coming days.

Context

The professors at Niamey University launched the indefinite strike in protest of an assault on several professors by members of the Commission des Affaires sociales et de l'Ordre (CASO), a campus security force composed of university students. Professor unions have demanded the dissolution of the CASO.

Niger frequently experiences violent demonstrations. Both large and small protests occur regularly, often near government buildings, university campuses, or public parks. Many demonstrations have involved rock throwing and tire burning, especially at key intersections in Niamey.

Advice

Individuals in Niamey are advised to avoid all protests due to the risk of violence and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.

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