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27 Nov 2018 | 11:06 AM UTC

Côte d’Ivoire: Violent student protest in Duékoué November 26

Côte d'Ivoire News Alert

Violence during student protest denouncing nationwide teacher strike in Duékoué November 26; further protests likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/27/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/27/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Duékoué

Event

A violent student protest erupted in Duékoué (west) on Monday, November 26, to denounce an ongoing nationwide teacher strike. A student was killed, the local high school was burned down, and numerous other students were injured. Further such protests are likely in the coming days in Duékoué, as well as in other cities throughout the country.

Context

Teachers went on strike on November 21 to demand better salaries, the payment of bonuses and housing fees, and class-free days on Wednesdays.

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

Advice

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

 

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