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86 percent of children in Africa cannot read or understand a simple story at age 10, says World Bank President David Malpass

The World Bank President, David Malpass, said on Thursday that close to 86 percent of children in Africa cannot read or understand a simple story at age 10."Learning poverty is a global...

SEE IT: Nine-year-old child genius to graduate university. And he’s studying….Wait for it.. electrical engineering

It is not science fiction or an imaginative story from a movie. It's really happening. A child prodigy from Belgium is on course to gain a bachelor's degree at the tender age of nine.

Buhari’s security forces planning to “kill” New York-based Nigerian journalist and publisher Omoyele Sowore – Report

Under the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari, a radical former military dictator turned democrat, Nigerian security forces are planning to kill Omoyele Sowore, a New York-based journalist and publisher locked up since August this year, his...

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma who was considered “too ugly” to get a hotel job in U.S.A. only to found Alibaba visits Nigeria

Jack Ma, the Chinese billionaire who founded Alibaba, after he was rejected by many employers, including some who believed he was too ugly to get a front desk job at hotels in the United States, is...

Nigeria has 109 senators. 101 are men. Biodun Olujimi from Ekiti state has just been sworn in as the 8th female senator

The President of the Nigerian Senate Ahmad Lawan was delighted on Thursday after Biodun Olujimi was sworn in as the 8th female senator out of 109 senators in Nigeria.“Let me congratulate...

African energy ministers vow to stick with fossil fuels, attack climate change ideology, reject green economy

Some African energy ministers last week vowed to stick with fossil fuel products, even as climate change activists protested outside, warning that our planet was facing one of its biggest existential threats, and doing nothing was...

Lesotho in need of strong economic reforms – IMF

The economy of the Kingdom of Lesotho, an enclaved country within the border of South Africa with about 2.2 million people, is in need of strong reforms, the International Monetary Fund said in a statement on Wednesday.

Mozambique’s economy recovering well from cyclones Idai and Kenneth – IMF

The International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday that the economy of Mozambique, which was hit hard by two ravaging cyclones in March and April this year, was recovering well, despite some challenges.

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo being forced out of office by President Buhari, former minister says

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, is being forced out of office by President Muhammadu Buhari, a vociferous former minister, Femi Fani-kayode, said on Wednesday morning, citing anonymous sources.Mr. Fani-kayode,...

IMF gives Niger’s economy clean bill of health

The International Monetary Fund has given Niger's economy a clean bill of health, following preliminary findings during a visit to the landlocked West African country named after the Niger River.In a statement to TODAY...

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Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA L.L.C. based in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A. His twitter handle is @simonateba and his email is simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com
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86 percent of children in Africa cannot read or understand a simple story at age 10, says World Bank President David Malpass

The World Bank President, David Malpass, said on Thursday that close to 86 percent of children...
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Aisha Buhari storms Kogi to campaign for Governor Bello

Nigeria's First Lady, Aisha Buhari, stormed Lokoja, Kogi state, on Thursday, 14 November, 2019, for the final campaign rally of the APC...

Immediate past Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara goes back to school in London

The immediate past Speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives Yakubu  Dogara has gone back to school in London.

SEE IT: Nine-year-old child genius to graduate university. And he’s studying….Wait for it.. electrical engineering

It is not science fiction or an imaginative story from a movie. It's really happening. A child prodigy from Belgium is on course...

Op-ed – World Bank Group President David Malpass : The learning crisis requires a new approach

For most children, turning 10 is an exciting moment. They’re learning more about the world and expanding their horizons. But too...

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