Talking Drums

The West African News Magazine

Upper Volta Teachers Protest

The National Teachers Union in Upper Volta have said that the ruling Revolutionary Council was arousing the suspicion and mistrust of the majority of the country's workers.

The union said in a statement in Ouagadougou that the recent changes ordered among the country's teaching staff were "arbitrary and nepotistic."

In reply the National Secretariat of the Revolutionary Defence Committee (CDR) branded the statement as disrupting the CNR by resorting to the tactic of diversionary undermining operations to discredit the CNR, and also annihilate the favourable national and international response, and overthrow the popular government. Such objectives, the CNR said are threats against the revolution whose achievements we have freely and consciously

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