Category Archives: Literacy

Inside Campus Fortresses, Hong Kong Students Prep for Battle

HONG KONG - Student protesters are barricading themselves at universities across Hong Kong, stockpiling makeshift weapons and turning campuses into what look like war zones. It marks a dangerous new phase in Hong Kong's 5-month-old anti-government prot...

Global Fund Gives Kids in Crisis-Plagued Sahel Chance at Education

GENEVA - A global education fund is providing tens of thousands of Sahelian children in crisis with a quality education, bringing hope to boys and girls who have known nothing but violence and sorrow in their young lives. Education Cannot

Sierra Leone Teachers Union Meets President Bio on the Free Quality Education initiative

State House, Freetown� Members of the Sierra Leone Teachers Union, SLTU, have met with His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio at State House to discuss their role in the successful rollout of the Free Quality Education programme.Presenting the vi...

West African states have a science and technology plan. But it’s going nowhere

Fifteen West African countries are a year away from the target date of their 10-year policy plan on science and technology dubbed ECOPOST. But they have made very little progress on the goals they set themselves.The plan is an essential

Standout General Picked to Lead Somalia’s Al-Shabab Fight

One morning in mid-August, the al-Shabab militant group launched a massive attack on a Somali government military base at the newly captured strategic town of Awdhegle in the Lower Shabelle region.The attack started when a vehicle-borne improvised expl...

Thousands Flee Violence in Cameroon’s English-Speaking Regions

Tens of thousands of people have deserted Cameroon's conflict prone English-speaking regions after a bloody weekend. Fighting between the military and separatists left at least 40 people dead, and a prominent Catholic bishop was abducted. The renewed f...