Helping Botswana’s teachers manage multiculturalism

Annah Anikie Molosiwa, University of Botswana On paper, Botswana is a multilingual state with at least 25 languages spoken within its cities, towns and villages. In reality, Setswana dominates. It is the national language, spoken by the vast majority of the population as either a mother tongue or second language. Setswana is the medium of …

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New partnerships bring hope to South African schools

By Imogen Mathers If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   The state of education in South Africa has been the focus of sustained protest and political debate over the past 18 months. With the rise of the student-led Rhodes Must Fall and Fees …

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Teacher refugees target brain drain

By Emanuela Barbiroglio If you are unable to listen to this audio, please update your browser or go here to download.   Even if refugees are granted permission to settle in their host country, they must adapt to a different culture and can struggle to get a job. The charity Reconnect aims to help teachers …

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Africa News Headlines for 11 October 2015

A selection of Africa news headlines from around the globe that appeared over the past seven days Partnership allows UVa to offer more-obscure language classes Source: The Daily Progress Facebook to beam Internet to Africa with Israeli AMOS-6 communications satellite Source: Port2Port Malawi, Sudan and Ethiopia cost of living highest in Comesa Source: The Star …

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Africa News Headlines for 2 April 2015

Nigeria Election 2015: Prostitutes Offer Three Days Of Free Services To Celebrate Muhammadu Buhari’s Victory Source: Inquisitr Kenyatta’s Travel Advisory Hit Back Backfires Amid Attack Source: CNBC Africa UPDATE: Garissa attack death toll rises to 147, four gunmen killed Source: The Star Nigeria President-elect Mohammadu Buhari’s Agenda Source: Africa in Transition Why a mobile-technology revolution …

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