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Children run down a street past a mural warning people about the dangers of the coronavirus Children run down a street past a mural warning people about the dangers of the coronavirus, Nairobi, Kenya, June 3, 2020 (AP photo by Brian Inganga).

Kenya’s Decision to Cancel Its School Year Will Reverberate Across Africa

Friday, Aug. 7, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Friday, Andrew Green curates the top news and analysis from and about the African continent.

Bowing to the reality that they cannot prevent the spread of COVID-19 in classrooms full of students and teachers, Kenyan officials canceled the 2020 school year in July, at its midpoint. The implications of the decision will be felt not only domestically, where a nearly year-long break in learning could widen educational disparities, but also across the continent. ...

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