South Africa: Increase in Private Schools

Growing numbers of children in SA are going to private schools — 50 percent more children were attending these schools in 2009 than in...

Malawi’s science commission finally takes shape

The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) of Malawi has finally burst into life more than five years after it was first announced. The...

Recent Sub-Saharan Africa Tech news in brief

Satellite data receiving station for Gambia A station for receiving satellite data has been installed at the Gambia's National Environment Agency as part of the...

Africa: India to launch educational institutes

India plans to set up a slew of educational institutions in Africa over the coming years in a soft diplomacy initiative at a time...

AfricanBrains launches African Education Summit 2011

The African Education Summit is a landmark event to bring together the key stakeholders and institutions under one roof to face the challenges of maintaining...

Africa: More investment when leaders study overseas

African leaders who attend universities abroad attract more sustained foreign investment to their home countries than those locally trained, according to a study of...

South Africa: Nzimande outlines new skills strategy

Press briefing by the Minister of Higher Education and Training on the launch of the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) III 13 Jan 2011 New National...

Tanzania: Mandela Science & Technology Institute to open in 2011

Arusha. The first phase of the Nelson Mandela African Institute for Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in Arusha will be completed mid next year. Construction...

Kenya: Local Investor Buys Publishing Firm

UK publisher Macmillan has sold its Kenyan unit, marking the latest case of divestment from the local market by a foreign firm in the...

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...

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