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SUNDAY, 20 OCTOBER 2019, 04:14


Textile art inspired by vintage photographs of African Americans – in pictures

Yesterday at 18:00 PM, via The Guardian

Since 2017, New Jersey artist Bisa Butler has been creating a “quilted fabric album”: large textile portraits drawn from old black-and-white photographs; her most recent series is inspired by images of African Americans taken by the government during the second world war.

The materials she uses – kente cloths and other traditional African fabrics – nod to African American heritage,...

Sudan: Port Sudan Protest Against School Area Turned Into Commercial District

Yesterday at 12:20 PM, via All Africa

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Neighbourhood committees in El Gadisiya in Port Sudan organised a vigil on Thursday in protest against the decision of the authorities to change the use of a piece of land where a school would be constructed to commercial use by companies and shops. The decision was taken during the ruling of President Omar Al Bashir, who was deposed in April this year.

‘I’m a law student who works to help mental health charities’

Yesterday at 08:00 AM, via The Guardian

Lewis Baxter, 21, on how he makes ends meet with his student loan and part-time tutoring work

Name: Lewis Alexander BaxterAge: 21Income: £3,000 plus student loan of £4,500 a yearOccupation: Full-time law student, part-time tutor and organisation founder

I’ve just started my second year at Durham University, where I’m studying law. I’m not your typical student: I probably only go out once...

Weatherwatch: Victorian children too cold or wet to get to school

Friday at 22:30 PM, via The Guardian

Registers at a Victorian school recorded ‘inclement weather’ as a reason for missing school. Not surprising when children were without coat or shoes

In the 1860s schoolteachers were obliged to complete a daily log to record any unusual event. Schooling was not free and many poor children only got an education through the altruism of Quakers, Wesleyans and other non-conformists who were...

Council asks judge to ban LGBT lessons protesters from near school

Friday at 19:52 PM, via The Guardian

Birmingham school is focus of long campaign to halt LGBT equality messages being taught

A high court judge has been asked to extend an exclusion zone permanently banning activists against LGBT equality lessons from demonstrating outside a Birmingham primary school.

Protesters went head to head with a local authority during the five-day trial to stop protests outside Anderton Park primary...

Tanzania: Heslb Releases List of 31,000 Loan Recipients

Friday at 18:54 PM, via All Africa

[Daily News] HIGHER Education Students’ Loans Board (HESLB) yesterday announced the first batch of 30,675 fresh university students who will be granted loans amounting to 113.5bn/- for academic year 2019/2020.

Primary schools forced to cancel flu vaccine sessions in England

Friday at 16:25 PM, via The Guardian

Children unable to get free nasal spray vaccine after delay in manufacture

Children have been unable to get immunised against flu this winter because GP surgeries and schools have been hit by shortages of the nasal spray version of the vaccine that is meant to protect every two- to 11-year-old.

Supply problems have forced GP practices and primary schools in England to cancel sessions in recent...

‘It’s party central’: the Bristol residents fed up with noisy student neighbours

Friday at 16:22 PM, via The Guardian

‘Pre-loading’ students are causing sleepless nights in the handsome Victorian villas of Redland

Derrick Collier was feeling a little weary. “It’s party central around here. The students are taking over,” he said. “Last night two girls were hammering on the front door of the house opposite me at 3am for half an hour. It’s hard to get back to sleep after something like that.”

Collier won’t...

Malawi: Police Arrest Four Students Over School Violence

Friday at 15:33 PM, via All Africa

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Thyolo have arrested four students suspected to be ring leaders in a fracas at Thyolo Secondary School on Wednesday night which led to destruction of school property.

Namibia: Parents Want Suiderlig Teacher Fired

Friday at 15:24 PM, via All Africa

[Namibian] SUIDERLIG High School teacher Valery Bock continues to teach despite a guilty verdict after a disciplinary hearing against her over misconduct charges of inappropriate sexual behaviour with a pupil from P K de Villiers High School.

Bristol University pays for late-night police patrols targeting noisy students

Friday at 15:20 PM, via The Guardian

Residents near campus says university has failed to tackle students’ antisocial behaviour

The University of Bristol is paying for nighttime police patrols in areas around its campus after years of complaints from residents about loud parties and disruption caused by its growing number of students living in rented houses.

While a number of British universities already fund or subsidise police...

Nigeria: Dr Dangani Appointed Fudma Acting VC

Friday at 14:36 PM, via All Africa

[Daily Trust] Katsina -The Federal University Dutsin-Ma Governing Council has approved the appointment of Dr. Babangida Umar Dangani as acting vice chancellor of the university.

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