Monday, October 25, 2021

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Bangladesh opens first Islamic school for transgender Muslims

© Munir UZ ZAMAN Transgender students busy with their studies at the Dawatul Islam Tritio Linger Madrasa in Bangladesh

Dhaka, November 7 (AFP) - Bangladesh opened its first Islamic school for transgender Muslims on Friday with clerics calling it a first step towards integrating the discriminated minority into society. The madrasa is one of a series of recent moves in Bangladesh to make life easier for the Muslim-majority nation's up to 1.5 million transgender people. The LGBT community faces ...

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Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children

An empty clasroom is seen following a shooting at a school in Kumba, Cameroon October 24, 2020 in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Tamfu Ciduan Ndimbie/My Media Prime TV/via REUTERS

Kumba, Cameroon, October 25 (Reuters) - Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said. Arriving on motorcycles and in civilian clothes, the attackers hit the school around midday in the city of Kumba in South ...

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After COVID-19, no internet means no school for Bangladesh’s rural children

© picture-alliance/NurPhoto/S. Ramany Before COVID-19: Students sit in a digital classroom in the capital, Dhaka

October 23 (DW) - City students in Bangladesh are being able to continue their studies online despite schools being shut, but limited access to technical infrastructure has left the majority of rural children in limbo. Nine-year-old Subarna Akhter Sathi spends most of her days with friends at a local playground in Brahmanbaria, an eastern district of Bangladesh. On regular days, ...

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