Category: Africa News

South Africa: What Matric Pass Rate Means for Universities

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Photo: SABC Digital News/YouTube analysis By Suellen Shay, University of Cape Town South Africa’s Minister of Basic Education announced a 2018 matric pass rate of 78.2% in the first week of January as well as a number of other significant achievements. These are academic results of students in their final year of high school. The […]

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Africa: Is Boko Haram’s Notorious Leader About to Return From the Dead Again?

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photo: Premium Times analysis By Jacob Zenn Two years ago, Islamic State expelled Shekau from its West Africa “province” for being too hard-line. Is it preparing to reverse course? Since 2009, when Boko Haram first launched its insurgency, the group’s most recognisable leader has been Abubakar Shekau. The notorious leader has featured in countless videos, […]

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Kenya:National Examiner Issues Tough Rules to Curb Cheating

| October 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photo: Tonny Omondi/Daily Nation By Ouma Wanzala The national examiner has issued strict guidelines to school principals on how they should administer exams to curb cheating. In a circular to the principals dated October 22, Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) said they will be required to pick the examination materials from containers at 6am. The […]

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Kenya:1 Dead, 15 Rescued in Malindi Building Collapse

| October 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Photo: The Nation By Charles Lwanga One person has died and 15 so far rescued from the building that collapsed in Malindi on Friday. Teams from the Kenya Defence Forces, National Police Service, Kenya Red Cross and county fire brigade are at the scene to comb through the debris in bid to save those trapped […]

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Togo:Signature of the concession agreement for the Kékéli power plant between the Togolese Republic and the Eranove Group

| October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

press release Lomé, 23 October 2018 – Under the high patronage of His Excellency Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Marc Dèdèriwè Ably-Bidamon, and the Director General of the pan-African industrial group Eranove, Marc Albérola, signed on 23 October a power generation concession agreement for the design, financing, […]

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