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01h00 – Niger: The Niamey campus was closed after violence



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High school in Niamey, the largest in Niger, was closed Wednesday "until further notice" after a violent demonstration of students protesting in particular against the exclusion of five of their comrades in March, announced the government. "Campus is closed until further notice on this day, April 18, 2018," said the college of Nigeria College. Academic activities will continue, and the university's restaurant will remain open, told AFP a principal source. Collapse Wednesday morning police to university students do several injuries, according to the protesters. The University of Niamey was paralyzed by a month-long strike by teachers who protested against aggression on February 7 by one of their students. The teachers ended their march on March 1

7 after being expelled from five students and using law enforcement to secure the campus. The students had developed a "minor mistake" and not an aggression. Judging these exceptions "unfairly, disproportionately, illegally and arbitrarily", they had begun strike. President Mahamadou Issoufou promised in early March in an interview on public television that "the government should ensure that the calm returns to the university in relation to all actors". (Belga)

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