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Rihanna presses leaders to fund global education

New York, United States | AFP | Rihanna on Thursday used her star power to urge key governments to commit to ensuring education for the world’s poorest as she takes part in an international conference in Senegal. The chart-topping singer arrived in the capital Dakar where she on Friday will …

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On the road with Nigeria’s first mobile library

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Funmi Ilori once had a dream about creating the biggest library in Africa. Now she drives vans packed with books to poor areas of Lagos to help children discover a love of reading. “Readers are what?” she asks about 15 youngsters, sitting on little plastic …

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Five things George Weah has promised Liberians

Monrovia, Liberia | AFP | Former football star George Weah promised to tackle Liberia’s economic and social problems as he was sworn in on Monday in the first democratic transfer of power for more than 70 years. Here are five things he has pledged to do since his election: – Tackle …

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Makerere’s 68th graduation ceremonies start

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University started on Tuesday and will run up to Friday. In four sessions on four days, over 14,000 graduands will be presented to the Chancellor Prof. Ezra Suruma for conferment of Makerere University and award of diplomas in the respective …

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Zimbabwe graft watchdog probes Grace Mugabe’s suspect PhD

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said Monday they are probing whether former first lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate that she apparently received within months and the dissertation for which remains unpublished. Grace, whose apparent desire to succeed her 93-year-old husband prompted the army takeover that …

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Outrage after French mayor scraps pork-free school meals

Beaucaire, France | AFP |  A far right local authority in southern France on Monday scrapped pork-free school meals, a move branded “anti-Muslim” or “anti-Jewish” by an equality minister. Julien Sanchez, the National Front mayor of Beaucaire, a town south of Avignon, abolished the scheme, brought in by his predecessor, …

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Makerere delays response to Visitation Committee 2016 report

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The Makerere University administration has declined to issue a formal response until later to the report done by the Visitation Committee into the mismanagement of the institution. The Visitation Committee came up with several recomendations following the completion and hand over of the 355-page …

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Museveni gives science teachers salary boost

MUSEVENI: We don’t want to hear that science teachers in Kenya are getting better pay than those in our country Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has assured head teachers that the salaries of science teachers are to be increased with immediate effect. “We have met and …

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