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Lome - Togo on Tuesday temporarily shut all schools in the country, with the exception of universities, after a protest by students over repeated strikes by teachers, the government said.

Students poured onto the streets of the capital, Lome, calling for the resumption of classes and urging the authorities to meet the demands of educators.

The government said it had decided to impose the temporary shut-down as the demonstrations were "capable of endangering the security and lives of pupils, their teachers and the population".

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