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Activists Seek End to Child Begging 'Culture' in Nigeria

More than 100 boys are sitting in the dirt off a secluded street in Maiduguri. Rocking back and forth, they recite a mantra of verses from the Koran written on wooden slabs. They are almajiri, students who attend a traditional Islamic school called a tsangaya. They were sent to the tsangaya by their parents who live far away.  But when their lessons are over, these boys will begin walking the streets, pleading for food. Begging is part of the almajiri...

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