More strikes among primary and secondary school teachers have been met with violent protests in Niamey by their disgruntled students, and as separate protests erupt on university campuses, some observers are warning that the whole academic year is in jeopardy. Since the start of the academic year last October, powerful unions controlling 24,000 of the 28,000 primary and secondary school teachers in the country have called almost two months of strikes at intermittent periods. (IRIN)

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