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Police Force in Niger's Capital Fired After Strike

The mayor of Niger's capital dismissed the city's entire 204-member municipal police force Thursday after officers clashed with security forces during a protest over working conditions. Police had blocked access to Niamey's city hall Tuesday during a 48-hour walkout, prompting Mayor Assane Seydou to summon a detachment of national security forces, who used truncheons and tear gas to disperse the protesters. "The municipal police agents of the city of Niamey ... are...

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