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Girls’ education raised at Taliban’s first national gathering since takeover

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Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Religious and ethnic leaders from across Afghanistan discussed girls’ education at a gathering organised by the country’s Taliban rulers on Thursday – but without any women taking part. It was the first such meeting since the hardline Islamist group took over Afghanistan last August as Western forces withdrew, a change in power that […]

Nun in South Sudan honoured for protecting education for girls

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RNS There is a mission school in the heart of South Sudan where girls’ voices and giggles are replacing the frequent cracking of Kalashnikov rifles. Amid the long-running conflict in Africa’s newest nation, the Loreto Secondary School is thriving in Rumbek, the capital of Western Lake, a state in the centre of the country, under […]