Chilean ministry accused of funding bungle
Accusations that the education ministry is mishandling the allocation of funding to private universities were denied by the Chilean government yesterday. The ministry has agreed to set up an investigative commission to look into the issue.
Niger students deny police murder
Twelve students have pleaded not guilty to murdering a policeman in Niger during violent demonstrations against government cuts to their financial support. The students from the University of Niamey claim they were among 5,000 involved in protests in February.