Africa changes the conversation around STEM

By Barbara Axt The economic and social circumstances of many African countries are quite different from rich countries in the West, which can make it difficult to find the right approach for development. In a continent where 90 per cent of the food produced comes from 33 million small farms, and schools have classes with …

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STEM Education for Women and Girls: Hope In the Face of Reality

Guest Editorial by Onyema Benigna Ajuogu Onyema Benigna Ajuogu is founder and president of the Benignant De Eagle Foundation, based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and author of “When Eagles Soar.” (New York City, 7 October 2015) — World leaders are here at the United Nations to approve a new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) …

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STEM education receives US$25 million funding boost

By Laura Owings [CAPE TOWN] African scholars and teachers will gain support from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), it was announced last month (4 June). With a US$25 million investment from the MasterCard Foundation, and inclusion in its global 21 scholars programme, AIMS …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 May 2015

Nigerian witch doctor sentenced to 14 years imprisonment in the US Source: Information Nigeria Djibouti seeks to tap volcanic energy to reduce power costs Source: Chicago Tribune/Bloomberg Medicinal dagga could be legal in 3 months Source: IOL/Independent on Saturday NED hosts forum on LGBTIQ rights in Uganda Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor Eritrea tops CPJ’s ‘Most Censored …

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Africa News Headlines for 17 February 2015

Africa must talk to teens about sex to avert new AIDS crisis Source: Reuters Malawi marriage bill spurn same-sex liaisons Source: Nyasa Times South Africa’s Tightened Visa Restrictions Worry Tourism Industry Source: Travel Pulse Kenya, Tanzania take tussle over tourist vans to EAC council Source: Standard Digital Oil & Gas Africa: Africa’s Offshore Is Still …

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