Student walkouts hit Aden University

By Mirfat Sulaiman Students from the Faculty of Education at Aden University in Yemen walked out of classes during protests on 15 January. Lecturers and students jointly rejected the sacking of the new principal, Dr Mohammed Al-Fakeerh. The students said the real reason for the government’s decision is that Dr Al-Fakeerh rejected its chaotic sale…

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Egypt: Students demand freedom for jailed colleagues

Protests continued across Egyptian university campuses last week, as revolutionary activists organised rallies in commemoration of the battle of Mohamed Mahmoud Street in 2011 and mobilised in solidarity with jailed colleagues. A march organised by the “Revolutionaries” coalition in Cairo on the anniversary of the Mohamed Mahmoud protests drew thousands into the streets. The clashes…