Violence stalls Africa learning

Despite progress, 30 million not in school, U.N. says

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 4:49 a.m.

Kemi Olajuwon (right), who at age 12 has to skip school some days to sell smoked fish to help pay for groceries and school fees, joins another girl at work Tuesday in Lagos, Nigeria.

About 30 million primary school-aged children in sub-Saharan Africa are not in class, partially because of conflict and poverty, and progress to get them back to school has stalled, two United Nations agencies said.

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