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Five million children out of school in West Africa due to Ebola

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Some five million children are out of school in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak, according to a report by the Global Business Coalition for Education. Schools and other public buildings have been closed because they are believed to increase the spread of the virus. Many are now used as holding centers for Ebola patients. The report, co-written with A World at School, said being out of school can have a…