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If Senegal’s Presidential Candidates Care, They’ll Protect Talibés

Expand The scene of an accident in Louga, Senegal, January 13, 2019, in which a motorcycle hit a talibé child in the streets. Every morning, his Quranic teacher sent him and the other talibés out begging for 250 francs CFA (US $0.40), according to another child from the same Quranic school. © 2019 Lauren Seibert / Human Rights Watch On January 13, I saw a boy who had been hit by a motorcycle lying on the street in the town of Louga. He was sobbing and holding his leg, which appeared to be broken. But this was no simple accident. This child was one of over 100,000 talibés in Senegal whose Quranic…

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