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French company fights illiteracy
12/11/2014 - On-the-spot France

French company fights illiteracy

School is mandatory in France until the age of 16 and everyone presumably has been taught to read, write and do basic maths. But an estimated one in 15 people is functionally illiterate.
Basque lettering on a funerary stela
09/11/2014 - France

Thousands rally against closure of Basque school in south-west France

Over 5,000 people demonstrated against the closure of an infant school teaching the Basque language in the town of Ciboure in the French Basque country.
African education in spotlight at One Young World summit
31/10/2014 - International report

African education in spotlight at One Young World summit

We hear from two people who spoke at the One Young World summit in Ireland before 1,300 delegates from over 180 different countries.
The Chosen Ones perform in RFI's studios
18/10/2014 - Report: France - United States

Post-Katrina New Orleans school band talkin’ loud in Paris

While New Orleans was struggling to recover from 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, a city school set up a band that tied in with the city’s famous musical tradition and give its students a chance ...

African press review 15 October 2014

Madagascar would like to know where Marc Ravalomanana is. Winnie Mandela claims she was never properly divorced. The number of millionaires soars in "high-inequality" South Africa.
Liberian schools close in bid to stem Ebola spread
13/10/2014 - International report

Liberian schools close in bid to stem Ebola spread

By this time of the year, schools in Liberia should have opened for the 2014/2015 academic year.
French President François Hollande
10/10/2014 - France

Budget cuts will not affect French autism programmes, Hollande

French president François Hollande has promised that cuts in government spending will not affect the budget allotted to autism.

French press review 09 October 2014

Family allowances, Islamic State and Ebola are all topics in today's French papers.


French press review 30 September 2014

This morning's front pages are a strange mix. There’s concern on how social security cuts will affect families. Parents are anxious about their kids’ homework.

African press review 29 September 2014

Kenya celebrates Dennis Kimetto's Berlin marathon triumph and in South Africa there's speculation about Jacob Zuma's future - some of the stories in today's African papers...