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Teachers strike against violence in Kendebe, West Darfur

October 25 - 2015 KENDEBE
A classroom of a basic school in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, built by Unamid (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A classroom of a basic school in Kabkabiya, North Darfur, built by Unamid (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The teachers at the Kendebe Basic School in Sirba locality are maintaining the strike they began more than two weeks ago in protest against an attack on the headmaster.

“The teachers stopped working on 6 October,” a parent informed Radio Dabanga. “They demand the authorities take the necessary measures to protect the people in the locality, and prosecute those who attacked the headmaster and his wife some days before.”

The parent said that a group of militiamen, “without an obvious reason”, shot at the house of the headmaster. “His wife, Ikhlas Abdallah Yagoub, sustained serious bullet wounds. She was transferred to a hospital in Khartoum, where her leg had to be amputated.”

He added that the authorities have not responded to the strike so far.


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