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10 Sep 2018 | 02:55 PM UTC

Côte d'Ivoire: Student demonstrations in Bouaké September 10

Côte d'Ivoire News Alert

Student demonstrations reported in Bouaké on September 10; further protests possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/10/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/15/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Abidjan). COUNTRY/REGION Bouaké

Event

Several demonstrations were reported in Bouaké on Monday, September 10. According to local sources, the Student Committee of Côte d'Ivoire (CEECI) organized the demonstrations to protest increasing tuition costs. The protesters reportedly blocked the entrances to multiple schools and universities throughout the city. Further demonstrations are possible in Bouaké in the coming days. Heightened security measures and traffic disruptions are expected around all protest sites.

Context

Social unrest is common in Côte d'Ivoire, especially on university campuses where students and lecturers regularly protest against a lack of resources, delayed scholarship payments and research funding, and accommodation issues.

Advice

Individuals in Bouaké and across Côte d'Ivoire are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid any protests or rallies.

 

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