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Africa's Two-Speed Education and Classrooms without Walls
Africa's record on school enrolment varies between and within countries. But educators' focus may now be shifting from enrolment to quality and new innovative forms of training.
Zimbabwe's Forgotten Generation
Underfunded, under-resourced and disrupted by recent political and economic unrest, Zimbabwe's schools may have left a generation uneducated and unskilled.
Rwanda: Speaking the Language of the World?
Is Rwanda’s language transition to English a tool of economic development, political favouritism, or international advertising?
25 Years On: The Mixed Legacy of Burkina Faso’s Thomas Sankara, Socialist Soldier
After four years of Sankara's socialist policies, Burkina Faso achieved near food self-sufficiency. Then his best friend killed him and took office.
Africa's Jobless Growth?
Africa's economies are amongst the fastest growing in the world, but growth does not necessary lead to development.
South Sudan: Juba University Closure Hoped to be Temporary
Students hope Juba University can overcome its financial and social problems sooner rather than later.
Mauritania: WFP Faces Funding Shortages for School Meals and Refugees
Amidst the Sahel food crisis, relief agency programmes are in danger due to insufficient funding.
Smoking Kills: Child Labour on Malawi's Tobacco Farms
Tobacco is Malawi's top export but at the cost of its children's health and education.
Egypt Entrusts Radical Islamist with Education Reform
Will educational reform headed by a Salafi MP divide Egyptian society along gender and class?
Nigeria: The Dangers of Bad Education
Government failure over higher education is not just a threat to students but broader society.
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