DRC schools hit hard as teachers strike over poor pay

The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.

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    The new school year has begun in the Democratic Republic of Congo - but many pupils and teachers are nowhere to be seen.

    The teachers at schools run by the state are on strike as they demand higher pay and better working conditions.

    The country's economic crisis also means increasing numbers of parents cannot afford private school fees.

     

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the capital, Kinshasa.


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