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275 world leaders call for urgent action to avoid ‘COVID Generation’

A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and educationalists have called on G20 nations and other countries to take action to prevent the global health crisis creating a “COVID generation” — tens of millions of children with no hope of an educa…

‘Take Us Out of the Country’: African Students Plead for Evacuation as Coronavirus Spreads

WASHINGTON – As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to mount in China and elsewhere, thousands of African students in China count the hours hoping that their governments will evacuate them.Solomon Yohannes of Ethiopia, a third-year engineerin…

‘Take Us Out of the Country’: African Students Plead for Evacuation as Coronavirus Spreads

WASHINGTON – As the death toll from the coronavirus continues to mount in China and elsewhere, thousands of African students in China count the hours hoping that their governments will evacuate them.Solomon Yohannes of Ethiopia, a third-year engineerin…

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls South Sudan to increase its public spending in education

South Sudan is not sufficiently prioritizing children’s education, UNICEF said today. While the internationally agreed international standard for education allocations is 20 per cent of the national budget, South Sudan only spends 5.6 per cent for 2019…

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) calls South Sudan to increase its public spending in education

South Sudan is not sufficiently prioritizing children’s education, UNICEF said today. While the internationally agreed international standard for education allocations is 20 per cent of the national budget, South Sudan only spends 5.6 per cent for 2019…

College Teacher Convicted for Leading Al-Shabab Operations in Mogadishu

A college teacher who is the son of a senior police officer has been found guilty of leading al-Shabab’s operations in Mogadishu for several years.A military court in Mogadishu sentenced Mohamed Haji Ahmed to death on Tuesday. Prosecutors wanted to fi…

College Teacher Convicted for Leading Al-Shabab Operations in Mogadishu

A college teacher who is the son of a senior police officer has been found guilty of leading al-Shabab’s operations in Mogadishu for several years.A military court in Mogadishu sentenced Mohamed Haji Ahmed to death on Tuesday. Prosecutors wanted to fi…

Rights Group: Zimbabwe’s Economy Pinching Children, Too

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s deteriorating economy is forcing many families to put their children to work. Child rights activists say an increasing number of children are selling items on the street to supplement the family income.On a busy corner, a 16-year-ol…

Tanzania Mourns 69 Killed in Fuel Tanker Blast

MOROGORO, TANZANIA – Tanzania was in mourning Sunday, preparing to bury 69 people who perished when a crashed fuel tanker exploded as crowds rushed to syphon off leaking petrol.President John Magufuli declared a period of mourning through Monday follow…