Protests over student death in Senegal

Hundreds of university students have taken to the streets of Senegal after one of them was killed by a police bullet earlier this month.

Fallou Sene, 26, died from a live bullet during a protest in Saint Louis on 15 May against the non-payment of university grants.

The monthly bursaries – which range from $25 to $50 – have now been paid.

But students in Dakar, Ziguinchor and Saint Louis called demonstrations today to press for the resignation of the higher education and finance ministers, whom they consider responsible for the poor management of the grant system.

About 400 students turned out in Dakar.


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