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Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-06-12

Fighting for girls' education despite Boko Haram's constant threats

Boko Haram, the terrorist group whose name means "Western education is forbidden", wants secular Nigeria to become an Islamic state. Schools and universities are among its targets. Nigeria already has low school attendance and the threat of attack is making it even harder to convince parents of the merits of education. Yet our reporter has been finding out how pro-education campaigners in Kaduna state are determined not to let Boko Haram defeat them.

Programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Katerina VITTOZZI

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