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Tall as the Baobab Tree: Talking Child Marriage in Senegal
A sensitive and powerful new film, which blurs reality and fiction, adds an important voice to the struggle against child marriage.
Fourah Bay College: The Decline of Sierra Leone's "Oxford in the Bush"
The radical students at Fourah Bay College were once a source of political dynamism, activism and opposition in Sierra Leone. How times have changed.
Getting Girls into School: Cameroon's Ongoing Struggle
Despite improving school enrolment statistics in Cameroon, girls continue to lag behind boys due to a complex mix of economic and cultural factors.
M23's Congo Cadres: The Rebel Movement with a Taste for Local Politics
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.
A Schoolboy Error: Museveni’s Broken Promise to Ugandan Teachers Provokes Strike Action
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.
A Little Less Conversation: The Burundian Government Just Can’t Please its Teachers
Burundian teachers have stood down from yet another strike, but this is not a conflict that will go away easily.
When Sums Don’t Add Up for Kenyan Teachers
After strikes and protests, Kenya's public teachers appear to be making some small steps towards improved salaries.
iTeachers and Apps in Malawi: Downloading or Downgrading Education?
What do you do when there are 80 pupils per class and not nearly enough teachers to go around? One option: download an app.
Learning on the Go: The Future of African Education?
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?
Why Africa Needs Its Own Ivy League Institution
Africa is suffering from high graduate unemployment and many of its best students and researchers are flocking overseas. Could an African elite university turn this around?
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