Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Education

A sensitive and powerful new film, which blurs reality and fiction, adds an important voice to the struggle against child marriage.
The radical students at Fourah Bay College were once a source of political dynamism, activism and opposition in Sierra Leone. How times have changed.
Despite improving school enrolment statistics in Cameroon, girls continue to lag behind boys due to a complex mix of economic and cultural factors.
While peace talks stretch on in Kampala, the M23 is teaching hundreds of new officials about Che Guevara, Gandhi and how to get ahead in regional governance.
The Ugandan government’s failure to fulfil its pledge to increase teachers’ salaries has resulted in country-wide strikes, with no easy resolution on the horizon.
Burundian teachers have stood down from yet another strike, but this is not a conflict that will go away easily.
After strikes and protests, Kenya's public teachers appear to be making some small steps towards improved salaries.
What do you do when there are 80 pupils per class and not nearly enough teachers to go around? One option: download an app.
A farmer learns about udder infections on an MP3 player. A teacher revises facts on her mobile phone. A jobseeker trains online. Is this the future of African education?

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