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Mali's schools under threat from Islamist groups

By: Christelle PIRE
1 min

In Mali, more than 800 schools have closed because of fears of violence from Islamist groups. According to UNICEF, nearly a quarter of a million Malian children are unable to go to school, with the problem most acute in the central region of Mopti. Despite efforts to re-open some schools, the security situation remains fragile and some families feel it's still simply too dangerous to send their children to class. Our correspondent reports.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Emerald Maxwell.

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