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Fragile Contexts, a Key Focus of ADF-14

Fragile Contexts, a Key Focus of ADF-14

More than 56 million people require humanitarian assistance and more than 17 million are displaced across Africa, according to the African Development Bank. This fragile situation is largely a consequence of conflict and natural disasters, and based on current trends, poverty will be increasingly concentrated in countries in fragile situations, says the Bank in a […]

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

Bullying Main Cause of School Dropouts in Namibia

BULLYING, sexual harassment and rape are some of the leading causes of school drop-outs in Namibia. The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) country representative Micaela Marques de Sousa said 41% of the community- based organisations which responded in a qualitative survey gave these reasons as some of the causes for pupils dropping out of school. […]

Does Makoko Floating School’s collapse threaten the whole slum’s future?

Does Makoko Floating School’s collapse threaten the whole slum’s future?

Like most Lagos residents, I was familiar with Makoko Floating School. Its steep, three-storey triangular roof was visible from the Third Mainland Bridge, which cuts dramatically across the Makoko lagoon, the city’s vast waterworld slum. Designed by the Nigerian architect Kunlé Adeyemi, the Floating School was the winner of multiple awards for architecture and urbanism, […]

60 Year Old Somali Taylor Wants to Be a Doctor After 50 Years

60 Year Old Somali Taylor Wants to Be a Doctor After 50 Years

Ahmed Saney, 60 years old student who sat for his final secondary school examination in Somalia this week wants to be a doctor. Radio Dalsan team visited Saney in his school in Balcad outskirts of Mogadishu on Tuesday to document the challenges his facing in his dream to be a doctor. Student Saney photos while […]

Why We Urgently Need New Models to Grow Future African Leaders

Why We Urgently Need New Models to Grow Future African Leaders

The glue that will cement Africa’s rising prosperity is good leadership, which demands robust education institutions. A new model is needed to develop efficient higher education policies and systems. Good leaders do not fall from the sky. The experience of successful nations, the world over, emphatically points to the centrality of strong education institutions, and […]

World’s Scariest School Run? Chinese Children Tackle 800m Cliff To Get To Lessons

World’s Scariest School Run? Chinese Children Tackle 800m Cliff To Get To Lessons

Authorities in south-west China have vowed to come to the aid of an isolated mountain village after photographs emerged showing the petrifying journey its children were forced to make to get to school. To attend class, backpack-carrying pupils from Atuler village in Sichuan province must take on an 800m rock face, scrambling down rickety ladders […]

LASU Ex-Security Guard’s Son Emerges Best Varsity Student

LASU Ex-Security Guard’s Son Emerges Best Varsity Student

Twenty-four year old Michael Arowosegbe, who is the son of a former security officer at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Joseph Arowosegbe, has emerged the best graduating student of the institution, with Cumulative Grade Point Average of 4.68. The young Arowesegbe, who graduated from the Department of Biochemistry, during his valedictorian speech yesterday at the […]

In Any Humanitarian Crisis, Educating Children Must Be Part Of The Response

In Any Humanitarian Crisis, Educating Children Must Be Part Of The Response

Not long after civil war began to ravage the Central African Republic in 2013, a fifth grade girl named Dorcas returned to her school hoping to see the familiar faces of teachers and friends. Instead, she encountered armed men who had taken over the school, ransacked it and burned benches and textbooks. “I burst into […]

Abisoye Ajayi: Fostering Women In Tech Development via ‘Girls Coding’

Abisoye Ajayi: Fostering Women In Tech Development via ‘Girls Coding’

Women are known to make the majority of the workplace but there is a major gender gap when it comes to women in technology. Facts from themuse.com shows that 56% of women dominates the professional workforce and 55% dominates the social media sphere (Twitter and Facebook), while the tech world is still the boys club. […]

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

South Africa: Violence, Nakedness and the Discourse of #rureferencelist

‘Anger is borne from a place of genuine pain’ Police met student protests at Rhodes University with violence on the morning of Wednesday 20 April when five students were arrested for protesting on a public road. They were shot at with stun grenades on Lucas Avenue and on South Street, both of which are entrances […]