The boys who beg for Qur’anic schools in Senegal

TALIBES IN SENEGAL’S CAPITAL DAKAR

An estimated 50,000 children in Senegal are forced to beg on the streets and give the money they earn to religious teachers, despite a 2005 law forbidding this exploitation. A stone’s throw from Île de Gorée, a symbol of colonial slavery lying off the coast opposite Dakar, another form of bondage threatens children from impoverished families in Senegal and throughout west Africa.

Read more in The Guardian

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