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The schoolboy beggars of Senegal

Duration:
25 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 16 September 2010

In the West African state of Senegal every day, tens of thousands of schoolboys are forced to beg by their own teachers. These boys are the Talibes, pupils at Islamic boarding schools.

The government has just prosecuted a group of teachers, but none were sent to prison. For Assignment, Angus Crawford travels to Dakar to see what progress is being made in protecting the rights of these children.

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