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South Africa to start teaching robotics in primary school

Johannesburg, South Africa | XINHUA | South Africa is at an advanced stage to start teaching robotics starting at grade R to nine, said the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga on Monday. Motshekga said this virtually while addressing the 2020 World Teachers’ Day. “Plans are also afoot to introduce …

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Africa strives to contain wildlife poaching worsened by COVID-19

Kanungu, Uganda | XINHUA | As the world grapples with COVID-19, conservationists in Africa are striving to contain rising wildlife poaching, which has been worsened by the pandemic. When the pandemic hit the continent about seven months ago, many countries closed their borders and limited domestic movement. This brought the …

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Sudanese gov’t, armed groups sign peace deal to end conflicts

Khartoum, Sudan | XINHUA | After a full year of negotiations, the Sudanese government and armed groups on Saturday signed a final peace deal in South Sudan’s capital Juba to end armed conflicts. The signing ceremony which was broadcast live by Sudan’s official TV, was attended by South Sudan’s President Salva …

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S. African president reaffirms commitment to empowering women

Cape Town, South Africa | XINHUA |   President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday reaffirmed his government’s commitment to the empowerment of women, saying it is one of national priorities and central to the country’s development strategies. “By unleashing the economic potential of women, we are unleashing the potential of our economies …

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Egypt, Hungary sign deal on energy cooperation

CAIRO, EGYPT | XINHUA |  Egypt and Hungary signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on energy cooperation, particularly in the field of oil and gas. Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto held a press conference in Cairo following the …

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