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Burkina Faso protests close schools

2011-02-28 21:21

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso says it has fired officials and closed schools indefinitely after student demonstrations left five people dead.

A government statement on Monday said the police chief and governor responsible for the city of Koudougou had been relieved of their duties.

Students demonstrated there last week over a jailed student who they said died because of poor treatment in custody. The government said he died of meningitis.

The government's decision to close schools was made after students at the University of Ouagadougou threatened to march in protest.

The government also vowed to investigate the incident, and called on local and religious leaders to bring calm to the West African country.

Comments
  • fazal.k.esq1 - 2011-03-01 08:14

    Why are you people like this? Who told you five people died? Which propaganda is this? What are you trying to do again in Burkina Faso, to protest against the president just as you're doing in north Africa? Why can't you take it Nigeria, Ghana or South Africa? Why can't you do that propaganda in UK or Saudi Arabia? I'm in Burkina Faso and I want to tell you that the confusing you're trying to bring will NEVER come to pass.

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