'If Senegal's Election Candidates Care, They'll Protect Talibé'

Not only are tens of thousands of talibés in Senegal forced to beg daily for food or money by their Quranic teachers (marabouts), putting them at risk in the streets, but many also suffer from physical abuse. Candidates for Senegal's upcoming presidential election should keep in mind that talibé children are suffering and dying - both in the streets and in their still-unregulated daaras, writes Lauren Seibert, an Africa research fellow at Human Rights Watch.


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