Many East African kids attend school – but not enough are actually learning

Sam Jones, University of Copenhagen Much has been written about the failings of primary education systems in East Africa. Teachers are often lambasted for being absent from school, for being poorly motivated, and even for lacking basic knowledge about the subjects they teach. It’s not all bad: genuine successes have been registered in improving enrolment …

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Africa News Headlines for 5 December 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines gathered from around the globe over the past 24 hours. Africa, China relationship at its highest level ever following summit – Zuma Source: News24 Is China a brake on Africa’s progress? Source: BBC News Kenya single largest investor in Rwanda Source: Standard Digital China-Africa Relations Expanding Beyond Cash Deals …

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South Sudan News Headlines for November 14-21, 2015

A selection of news headlines about South Sudan from the week of November 14-21, 2015. South Sudan rebels and government say each side violated peace deal Source: Reuters South Sudan legislators warn of tribal war over 28 states constitutional amendment Source Sudan Tribune South Sudanese president urges warm reception for SPLM/IO advance team Source: Sudan …

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East Africa on alert for El Niño deluge

By Gilbert Nakweya [NAIROBI] East African countries near the equator are bracing for high El Niño-related rainfall that meteorologists warn may cause floods, crop losses and disease in the coming months. The region is set to experience much more rain than usual during the October-December wet season, and possibly until early next year, forecasts say …

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Weekly Roundup of South Sudan News Headlines – 29 October 2015

A selection of news headlines from around the globe about South Sudan, from October 22 through October 29, 2015. South Sudan president linked to cannibalism murders Source: The Scotsman South Sudan rebels report progress at security talks in Addis Ababa Source: Radio Tamazuj Professor’s Departure Raises Questions on Freedom of Expression in South Sudan Source: …

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