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The Build Africa Forum discusses Infrastructure in Africa

The Build Africa Forum announces the participation of President Vicente Fox, Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, & Professor Xavier Sala-I-Martin at the Global Forum On Infrastructure in Africa The two day forum on infrastructure in Africa will be held on February 5-7, 2014, in Brazzaville, Congo The BUILD Africa Forum ( is pleased to announce the participation of global leaders during …

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Sudan-South Sudan: All we are tweeting is give peace a chance

As Sudan and South Sudan sink deeper into full-scale conflict and hostile rhetoric nine months after the country split in two, people from both sides of the border are tweeting a very different message, one of peace, solidarity and frustration with their leaders. These voices are galvanized around the microblogging site’s keyword-marking hashtag “#NewSudans” – a pluralized echo of the …

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EAC meet to discuss conflict resolution in the community

EAC panel of eminent persons in the offing / Panel to advise Summit, Council and Secretary General on promotion and maintenance of peace, security and stability in the Community ARUSHA, Tanzania, March 5, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — EAC Partner States Experts have adopted a draft modality for the establishment and functioning of the EAC Panel of Eminent Persons for …

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Education against the odds

LINGUIRI, 21 February 2011 (IRIN) – Decades of political violence in northern Central African Republic have caused widespread destruction and displacement. The educational sector has been badly affected by a dire shortage of teachers and adequate physical infrastructure. For thousands of children, classes take place not in solid buildings of brick, but in rudimentary “bush schools”.

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SOMALIA: Fighting for an education

NAIROBI, 12 January 2011 (IRIN) – Sometimes the teachers make it to school but the children do not – when the fighting is too intense for them to venture outdoors. Sometimes teachers make it to school only to find it has been moved – to enable displaced children to continue learning. This is the nature of teaching in war-torn Mogadishu, …

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