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Burkina Faso signs new education commitments at UN conference

Burkina Faso is among four countries benefiting from the signing of new commitments to education projects, which took place at the United Nations fifth Least Developed Countries conference in Doha on Tuesday. Education Above All (EAA) and the Qatar Fund For Development (QFFD) hosted a roundtable discussion which included ministers from Bangladesh, Liberia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Nigeria, Malawai and… Read More
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Sierra Leone’s David Sengeh gets world best minister award

Sierra Leone’s head of Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE), Dr. Moinina David Sengeh has been awarded the best global minister award. Sengeh received the award from the World Government Summit Organization, a global, neutral, non-profit organization dedicated to shaping the future of governments. The Summit, in its various activities, explores the agenda of the next generation of governments,… Read More
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Major decline in literacy skills for students in African countries

– – African governments are meeting in Mauritius to discuss solutions as a new report shows that, while all children are born to learn, those in Africa are five times less likely to learn the basics than children elsewhere. The ability of education systems in the continent to ensure even rudimentary literacy skills for their students has declined in 4… Read More
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The African Edtech solutions empowering tomorrows future leaders

– – The COVID-19 crisis has irrevocably changed education. At the outset of the pandemic, 180+ countries mandated temporary school closures, leaving about 1.6 billion children and youth out of school and affecting approximately 85% of children world-wide. All countries were able to deploy remote learning technologies using a combination of TV, radio, online and mobile platforms. Currently, most countries… Read More
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Should Universities ‘Go Vegan’ to Help Climate Change?

– – There is a risk of environmental pollution all over the world. One of the areas of concern to people is the emission of carbon into the atmosphere. The big question begging for answers now is: can veganism help bring down the problem of climate change? We shall take a look at the strategy put forward by some universities… Read More
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Sierra Leone: TED fellow Sengeh gets ministerial post

Musician and TED Senior Fellow, Dr. Moinina David Sengeh has been appointed as head of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education (MBSSE). He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer at the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI). The directorate on Friday announced in a statement that Dr. Moinina David Sengeh was appointed to serve as a… Read More
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Ghana’s sexuality lesson for pupils sparks controversy

Ghana’s decision to introduce Comprehensive Sexuality Education in public schools has sparked controversy. Education service officials have said that beginning next year, pupils in all public schools, including five-year-olds, will receive Comprehensive Sexuality Education lessons. The Ghana Education Service argued that, the subject will empower pupils with values that would protect them from sexual harassment. But some parents and local… Read More
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Ghana: 51-year-old trader sits same exam with own child

A 51-year old trader’s quest to further her education in Ghana means she had to sit same basic school exam alongside her own child. Comfort Nutsugah is reported by Ghana’s News Agency to have taken advantage of government’s Free Senior High School Policy to further her education. The mother of six sells used clothing after school hours and has now… Read More

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.”

By: Jennifer Fierberg Rwanda is often touted as a “financial success story” in many publications yet the smoke screen of propaganda quickly dissipates when the reality of facts and statistics confront the mirage. While there certainly are development successes in the country since the war in 1994 the cover up of the financial challenges are much deeper in number. In… Read More

A dream in tatters: former Rwanda aide says he has faced threats

  ANDREW FRANCIS WALLACE / TORONTO STAR Order this photo Over the past four years, David Himbara says he has been the target of a failed assassination attempt and a failed kidnapping bid in Kenya. Today, David Himbara lives in partial fear — and with no hope of ever returning to Rwanda. At least, not so long as Paul Kagame remains… Read More