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African Development Bank announces 100 finalists for IDEATHON #Africavs Virus challenge

The African Development Bank has announced the 100 finalists from the #AfricaVsVirus Challenge ideathon to find solutions to challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa. Some 25,000 participants from across Africa and...

President Ramaphosa details steps taken to reopen schools in South Africa amid COVID-19

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has laid out steps being taken to ensure a safe reopening of schools amid the coronavirus pandemic. In his weekly letter to South Africans, which he writes...

Buhari has failed to protect and provide education to children in Northeast Nigeria, Amnesty International says in chilling new report

Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty...

Buhari’s aide Orelope-Adefulire calls for inclusive education for Nigerian kids amid COVID-19

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Sustainable Development Goals, SSAP-SDGs has appealed to all stakeholders to increase investments in inclusive education, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Burkina Faso’s education in limbo after years of islamists’ attacks

The education system is in limbo in the West African country of Burkina Faso, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday, after years of attacks since 2017 on teachers, students and schools by...

Read the full transcript of Obama’s high school commencement speech

Former U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Saturday at “Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement”. The even organized by XQ Institute, a think tank that works with schools, in partnership with LeBron James’s foundation and the Entertainment...

President Buhari condoles with Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu over passing of mother

President Muhammadu Buhari has sympathised with the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu over the transition of his mother, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Adamu Gamawa. According to the President, “I am sad to know about...

Sierra Leone schools reopen for pregnant girls, teen moms

The Sierra Leone government’s decision to allow girls who are pregnant or have a child to attend school is an important step to improve education for girls in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. On March...

Almajiri: Out-of-school children, a big problem to Nigeria, says Lawan

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the out-of-school children is a big challenge facing Nigeria as a nation. According to the Senate President, the problem constitutes not only social but...

Nigeria’s education curricula archaic, long overdue and not fit for 21st century world- Senate President Ahmad Lawan

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, lamented on Monday that his country's education curricula were archaic, long overdue and unable to meet the demands of the 21st century. Senate President Lawan said...

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IMF forecasts economic turmoil for Sub-Saharan Africa in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy is now expected to contract by 3.2 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic;...

How the right policies can help economic recovery in Asia – Perspectives by Chang Yong Rhee

For the first time in living memory, Asia’s growth is expected to contract by 1.6 percent—a downgrade to the April projection...

Remittances to fall by $100 billion in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic, drying up vital source of income for Africa

COVID-19 is crippling the economies of rich and poor countries alike. Yet for many low-income and fragile states, the economic shock will...

IMF forecasts economic tumult for South Africa with a contraction of 8 percent in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turbulence for South Africa in 2020 with growth shrinking by 8...

IMF forecasts economic turbulence for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday forecast an economic turmoil for Angola in 2020 amid COVID-19 pandemic.

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