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Schoolgirls used as human shields in Congo due to ‘magical powers’ – charities

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Nairobi, KenyaThomson Reuters Foundation Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had “magical powers” during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday. The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack said its […]

From Yemen to Nigeria, brutal attacks on schools soar, study says

Thomson Reuters Foundation Some 21,000 students and teachers were injured or killed in attacks on schools over the last five years, a study said on Thursday, condemning a rise in violent assaults on education. More than 12,700 attacks, including bombings, arson and violent repression of education-related protests, took place between 2013 and 2017, the New […]