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23 Oct 2018 | 10:39 AM UTC

Chad: University student protest in N’djamena October 22

Chad News Alert

University students protest in N’djamena October 22; avoid any further protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/23/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Ndjamena). COUNTRY/REGION N'Djamena

Event

Security forces dispersed protesting university student in the capital N'Djamena on Monday, October 22. Protests also reportedly took place in other cities across the country. The protests took place amid an ongoing indefinite national student strike launched to demand better school conditions and the payment of scholarships owed since 2016. Students have said they intend to continue the strike until the government addresses their concerns. Further protests are thus likely.

Context

In 2016, the government - as part of austerity measures to reduce public spending amid the fall in oil prices - canceled student scholarships with the aim of using the money to improve conditions at universities (libraries, cafeterias, transportation, etc.). However, these promised investments have not materialized as of late 2018.

Advice

Individuals in Chad are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all protests as a precaution due to the risk of violence, and adhere to advice issued by local authorities or their home governments.

 

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