By BULELWA PAYI
Overcrowded classrooms, a lack of resources, teaching pupils who are experiencing trauma and handling diversity – these are some of the challenges facing teachers. But a partnership between the US and South Africa aims to find effective techniques to improve the quality of education and learning.
The US Consulate in partnership with the Central Library and the American Corner hosted an event for education policy makers and teachers in the province. Read more
Trade between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa is in the doldrums despite a 2000 U..S law designed to boost access the American market, a conference in Ivory Coast has been told.
The African Growth and Opportunity Act, which in 2015 was extended to 2025, provides tariff-free access on 6,500 products to 39 countries, ranging from oil and agricultural goods to textiles, farm and handicrafts. Read more
U.S Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Maria E. Brewer hosted a specially convened meeting at the U.S Embassy in Freetown and it was disclosed during the meeting that mobile phone service provider – Africell, has secured a $100 million financing agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). The money will be used to expand Africell’s operations in The Gambia, Sierra Leone, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. Read more
By BRIAN OJAMAA
A church in Webuye, in Kenya recently organised free cancer screening and treatment of other ailments for residents. The free medical camp in Nangolo village was set up by Webuye New Hope Compel in partnership with American Christian doctors from Compel international Outreach Centre. Read more
You: “I want to move to Africa!” Us: “Know these things first…”
by KAYLAN REID SHIPANGA
In 2010, I hopped on a plane and left The Big Apple—I was moving to Africa. After 17 hours in the air, I landed in Namibia for a year of teaching English abroad. Seven years later, I’m still here! I’m now married to a Namibian and raising our two-year-old son. What an unexpected turn of events, huh? Read more
The US Embassy to South Africa has opened 2020/2021 applications to its Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.
The fellowship offers mid-career professionals an opportunity to spend up to one year in the United States participating in non-degree graduate-level study and leadership development seminars. Read more
By NAYABA ARINDE
Set on a beautiful campus in the bustling heart of Accra, Ghana, is the inspirational W.E.B. DuBois Centre for Pan African Culture, which was dedicated on June 22, 1985.
A proud bust of DuBois surveys the peaceful green and plant-filled grounds.
Locals, tourists and relocated foreign residents descend upon this expansive and embracing campus to learn about and feel the energy of this world renowned Pan Africanist scholar, innovator, publisher and avid writer. Read more