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Back to school for Ivorian students - or is it?

Ivory Coast's universities are re-opening their doors, a year and a half after disputed presidential elections forced them to close. The country descended into violence as Ouattara and Gbagbo supporters fought over the election results and many educational establishments were shut down. Two thirds of university teaching staff were accused of supporting Gbagbo and were arrested or fled. But now the colleges have been completely revamped and are ready to start lessons - but will they?

By Maureen Grisot

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