Two-thirds of children in Africa left out of secondary school

School children in Kenya

• Two-thirds of children in Africa don't attend secondary school, according to a UNESCO report. It says that globally the number of pupils attending secondary school grew by 60% between 1990 and 2009. The agency says as more children complete primary level education, demand for places in secondary schools has increased exponentially.

Alleged massacre of 53 people in Libya to be probed by UN

Torn banner in Sirte

• Human Rights Watch has reported the discovery of dead bodies of Muammar Qadhafi supporters with their hands bound in an abandoned hotel in Sirte, in Libya. The UN human Rights Council says it will probe these allegations. It stresses that due process must be followed by all parties in the treatment of detainees.

Giving Africa a voice

Burundi Radio in action

• Civil society organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa receive grants from the UN Democracy Fund so they can voice their needs and aspirations. The Fund says some of the projects are aimed at empowering marginalized groups. It says African NGOs are very scrupulous in managing the funds they receive.

Producer/Presenter:Derrick Mbatha
Editor:Jocelyn Sambira
Production Assistant:Charles Appel
Studio Engineer:Zach Prewitt
Duration: 10'00"

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