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The Muslim hijab and other "ostentatious" religious symbol are banned in French schools
29/04/2015 - FRANCE

Muslim 15-year-old barred from French school for 'too long' skirt

A 15-year-old Muslim girls has been banned from attending a school in the north of France for wearing a long black skirt, judged to be a religious symbol by her headteacher, stirring up another row ...
Visibly pregnant girls in primary and secondary schools will not be able to take their exams
29/03/2015 - SIERRA LEONE

Pregnant girls barred from school and a right to education

Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools.
23/03/2015

African press review 23 March 2015

South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance will not take part in a "secret process" to cover up President Jacob Zuma’s financial liability regarding the security upgrades to his ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5
19/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 4/5

Four years on from first violent protests in Syria, the civil war shows no end in sight.
A canteen meal
17/03/2015 - France

French mayor's ban on pork-free option sparks school meal row

A row erupted in France on Tuesday after the mayor of a town in Burgundy sent a letter to parents explaining that, from September, school canteens will no longer offer an alternative when pork is on ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 2/5
17/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 2/5

The violence in Syria has triggered the largest refugee crisis since the Second World War, with nearly three million people forced to flee Syria so far. Among the neighbouring countries currently ...
Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5
16/03/2015 - International report

Syrian refugees in Lebanon series part 1/5

This week marks the fourth anniversary of the first violent protests in Syria, signaling the beginning of a long and bloody civil war, which shows no end in sight. Nearly three million people have ...
09/03/2015

African press review 9 March 2015

There is not a word in any Nigerian paper this Monday morning about the fact that neighbours Chad and Niger launched a joint army operation against Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria on ...
Turkish school boycott  protests compulsory religious education
05/03/2015 - International report

Turkish school boycott protests compulsory religious education

Turkey has exhausted legal objections to a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against Ankara's refusal to exempt the country’s largest religious minority from compulsory religious ...
French teacher on talking to students about Charlie Hebdo attacks
13/02/2015 - On-the-spot France

French teacher on talking to students about Charlie Hebdo attacks

After the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris in January some French schoolchildren refused to observe the nationwide minute of silence to commemorate the victims.
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