Kenya: Biogas Plants for Kenyan Schools Ease Pressure On Forests
Yesterday at 16:40, SAST
[AlertNet]Elgeiyo Marakwet -Most of Kenya's educational institutions depend on firewood as their main source of energy for cooking, contributing to deforestation and placing a financial burden on schools and universities due to rising prices for their fuel.
Africa: Poor Disabled Children 10 Times Less Likely to Go to School Than Peers - NGO
Yesterday at 12:24, SAST
[AlertNet]London -Poor children with disabilities in developing nations are 10 times less likely to go to school than children without disabilities, and often suffer discrimination - leaving them less educated and in poorer health, according to a report released on Tuesday by children's rights organisation Plan International.
Nigeria: ASUU Strike - FG Bows, Extends Deadline to Dec 9
Yesterday at 09:57, SAST
[Vanguard]Abuja -The Federal Government, yesterday, reviewed the seven-day ultimatum given to striking university lecturers to resume today or be sacked as it now gave them till Monday, December 9. This came as most members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities remained adamant and vowed to continue with the strike until their demands were met.
Nigeria: ASUU Strike - Presidency Lied Against ASUU
Yesterday at 09:25, SAST
[Premium Times]If you look at the Government's paper of 6 November, 2013, it states that the Federal Government shall provide N200billion in 2013. ASUU's letter to the President does not change that agreement.
Nigeria: FG Woos Lecturers With Salary Arrears, Changes Resumption Date
Yesterday at 08:57, SAST
[Leadership]The federal government has shifted the resumption deadline for the striking university lecturers to December 9, 2013, as a mark of respect for the former president of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof Festus Iyayi whose funeral rites begin on Thursday, Dec 5 to Saturday, Dec 7.
Egypt: Egypt Govt Meets to Discuss University Developments
Yesterday at 16:59, SAST
[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The Egyptian government, headed by interim Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi, met on Wednesday to discuss the latest developments related to universities across the country.
West Africa: ECOWAS Experts Meet in Banjul to Discuss Education and Training
Yesterday at 13:44, SAST
[The Point]Experts from within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are currently in Banjul to discuss education and training, which is in line with ECOWAS protocols in education, human resource development and social and cultural affairs.
Ethiopia: WB Supports Ethiopia's Plan to Transform Education Quality
Yesterday at 12:17, SAST
[ERTA]The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved financing for Ethiopia to transform the quality of its teaching and learning for more than 21 million children in primary and secondary schools. The Ethiopia General Education Quality Improvement Project, which is supervised by WB, will receive coordinated financing of US$550 million from a number of partners.
Kenya: Nyandarua Bid to Boost Education
Yesterday at 12:14, SAST
[The Star]Nyandarua's falling academic performance can be saved. This was county commissioner Wilson Njega's message when he urged leaders to mobilise old students to mentor pupils and students. He said the county used to lead the country in national exams.
Egypt: Egypt's Interior Minister Urges Students Not to Follow Ravagers
Yesterday at 11:58, SAST
[Aswat Masriya]CAIRO, Dec 3 (Aswat Masriya) Egypt's Minister of Interior Mohamed Ibrahim urged university students not to be misled by "vandals", describing the current situation as a "conspiracy" in a televised press conference aired Tuesday.
Source: All Africa
ANC still insists Madonsela leaked Nkandla report
Yesterday at 18:39, SAST
Although the ANC is no longer accusing Thuli Madonsela of political motives, it maintains she is responsible for the Nkandla report leak.
Krejcir bail application postponed again
Yesterday at 17:56, SAST
Czech businessperson Radovan Krejcir and his three co-accused's bail application has been postponed to hear testimony from the investigating officer.
Source: Mail & Guardian Online
Tense Thailand marks king's birthday
Today at 03:37, SAST
Thailand marks the 86th birthday of King Bhumibol, who is due to address the nation later, amid a truce after days of violent protests.
Mexico radioactive material found
Today at 04:04, SAST
Stolen radioactive material, cobalt-60, is found in Mexico, but officials warn the thieves may have been exposed to deadly radiation levels.
Source: BBC News
Africa: Fragile States Need Extra Help
Yesterday at 12:27, SAST
[ISS]It is true for Mali and Somalia. But not for Burkina Faso or Kenya. To be labelled a 'fragile state' is not something any country in Africa welcomes. The category implies that a country is unable to borrow on the market and faces stringent ...
Benin: French Court Blocks Extradition in Alleged Assassination Plot
Yesterday at 17:25, SAST
[RFI]A French appeal court has ruled against the extradition of Beninese businessman Patrice Talon, who is accused of plottting to kill President Thomas Boni Yaya.
Source: All Africa