University and high school students protested in Yamoussoukro on Wednesday, December 6, to denounce increased tuition fees. Several cities throughout the country including San Pedro, Korhogo, and Saioua, have been affected by the protests since early December. Student demonstrations are likely to continue in the coming days and weeks.
Several similar protests were held in mid-September in Abidjan and Daloa, leading to skirmishes with security forces.
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.
Those present in Côte d'Ivoire, especially in the abovementioned cities, are advised to avoid all protests and to keep abreast of the situation.