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Albino Children Abandon School Due to Stigma in Uganda

Albino Children Abandon School Due to Stigma in Uganda

Two primary school pupils with albinism were forced to abandon education for one year due to unending stigma by fellow pupils. Daniel Rubangakene, 13, and his sister Rebecca Masala, 14, could not stand the endless taunts by fellow pupils and decided to drop out of school. The duo were studying from one of the schools […]

Can’t Afford School fees in Zimbabwe? We’ll Take Your Goats, Thanks

Can’t Afford School fees in Zimbabwe? We’ll Take Your Goats, Thanks

Zimbabwe, currently facing its worst cash shortage since the adoption of the multi-currency regime in 2009, now has a new medium of exchange, which is too big to be added to a basket of currencies in use. Parents have been told to settle school fees for their children using livestock in lieu of payment. No […]

Achieving Cum Laude Is a Form of Protest – #FeesMustFall Bonginkosi ‘Education’ Khanyile

Achieving Cum Laude Is a Form of Protest – #FeesMustFall Bonginkosi ‘Education’ Khanyile

Bonginkosi “Education” Khanyile, the longest imprisoned Fees Must Fall student in the country says that achieving Cum Laude despite his incarceration was yet another form of protest. Speaking to News24, Khanyile, a Durban University of Technology student said he felt that his academic prowess was a message to those who assumed Fees Must Fall activists […]

General Electric, Kenya Airways and Boeing donates high tech aviation training devices to Technical University of Kenya

General Electric, Kenya Airways and Boeing donates high tech aviation training devices to Technical University of Kenya

Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767. The CF6-80A2 engine manufactured by General Electric (GE) along with aviation maintenance training books, training aids, reading materials, used aircraft parts and aircraft manuals were […]

The Impact of Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria’s Economy

The Impact of Small and Medium Enterprises in Nigeria’s Economy

The term ‘’Small and Medium organization’’ is frequently used within the business environment, however it is very important to note that the term ‘’small’’ is subjective and can mean different sizes in different economies as well as countries (Ongori and Lutham 2009, p. 94). Within the European Union the maximum number of employees for an […]

South African Team Runner Up in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

South African Team Runner Up in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge with a funding award of US$75,000. With this global competition, Mozillacalled for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the full diversity of the open internet. Mozilla offered awards, totaling USD 250,000 in funding and expert mentorship […]

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Launched in Rwanda: Africa’s first and biggest network of centers of excellence

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Launched in Rwanda: Africa’s first and biggest network of centers of excellence

Africa’s first and biggest network of centers of excellence, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, today announced the launch of AIMS in Rwanda, an ecosystem of pan-African transformation that will leverage scientific innovation, learning and research to apply solutions to the continent’s challenges. The official launch took […]

Armed groups in CAR occupying schools, preventing children from getting an education

Armed groups in CAR occupying schools, preventing children from getting an education

Armed groups in the Central African Republic have occupied, looted, and damaged school buildings, preventing children from getting an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 39-page report, “No Class: When Armed Groups Use Schools in the Central African Republic,” documents how armed groups, and even soldiers from the United Nations […]

Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Access Power launches 2017 Access Co-Development Facility (ACF) competition with the Support of Power Africa

Access Power , a developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets and a Power Africa partner, today announced the launch of ACF 2017, the third edition of the highly successful funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa. The official opening of the submissions process was announced today at the […]

One Campaign Launches Initiative to Get 130 Million Girls Back to School

One Campaign Launches Initiative to Get 130 Million Girls Back to School

ONE Campaign, an international advocacy and campaigning organisation, has disclosed that 130 million girls are not in school globally. In a statement on Monday, the group noted that because poverty is sexist, girls in the poorest countries are less likely to receive an education than boys. “This means a generation of adolescent girls is being […]

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