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2 days ago
Armed men attacked a bilingual school in south-west Cameroon, killing at least four students and one teacher and leaving several others hospitalised. Meanwhile, Tunisia's waste crisis continues to anger residents in Agareb. Our correspondents met with people living next to a toxic trash dump.
9 Nov
At least 25 primary school children were killed when their thatched-roof classrooms caught fire in southern Niger on Monday the council of ministers said in a statement. Fourteen more children were injured, including five in a critical condition, the statement said. The school is in the town of Maradi, more than 600 km (370 miles) east of the capital Niamey. Classes have been suspended and three days of mourning declared in Maradi.
29 Oct
A Netflix-funded anime academy in Tokyo trains the next generation of cartoon artists as global demand for the genre soars. Japan is facing a shortage of skilled animators, in part because most face years toiling in low-paying jobs to learn the ropes, meaning much of the painstaking frame-by-frame drawing work is outsourced overseas.
10 Oct
Unlike most other countries, the Philippines has decided to keep schools closed for another year to contain COVID-19. Rights advocates warn millions of children without internet access are missing out on an education.
12 Sep
Many Yemini school children have only ever known makeshift schooling. Classes take place wherever they can, on roofs, in bombed out buildings and on the streets. As a new school year rolls around, the students' simple hope of a ‘real school’ remains a distant reality in the war-torn city of Taez. With 600,000 people under government control but besieged by the Huthi rebels since 2015, Taez is one of Yemen's most troubled cities, and has been repeatedly bombed by insurgents.
10 Sep
In Ghana, a few schools have taken the bold step of introducing uniforms made of vibrant printed African fabric! Perhaps it's time to follow their lead in doing away with the traditional post-colonial school uniform?
7 Sep
Haiti is struggling to send children back to class amid the devastation of the earthquake last month that killed more than 2,200 people and destroyed tens of thousands of buildings, including many schools.
2 Sep
As India cautiously reopens schools months after a devastating coronavirus surge, officials say the benefits of education now outweighs the risk to public health.
30 Aug
Over 131,000 children in Mexico have lost a mother, father or both to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Lancet medical journal. The grief and anxiety make returning to school a challenge for bereaved families.
28 Aug
The Taliban say they will not stop girls from going to school, but experts say it is hard to trust them. For young girls, who have just started school and had never seen the Taliban, it is a difficult situation.
20 Aug
As concern grows internationally about an expected clampdown by the Taliban on women's rights, students at one girls’ school are "happy" to be returning. Schools in Herat faced long closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing security concerns over Taliban advances before insurgents finally captured the city on August 12. The school's director says it reopened on Monday and students are attending class, with more of the girls wearing the hijab and choosing conservative dress than before the Taliban takeover.
26 Jul
Parents were reunited with their children in Nigeria's northwestern Kaduna on Sunday after kidnappers released 28 children taken from a school earlier this month - but dozens more are yet to return.

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