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Female Engineers Defy the Odds

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania – Nearly every aspect of modern life is a result of the work done by engineers; from running water to the internet, sky-scrapers to smartphone apps that people use for dating.

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Building a living archive of struggle

Throughout 2015, on our campus outside central Cape Town, we were involved in an uprising around tuition fees, outsourcing and student accommodation.

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Decolonizing the teaching of economics in South Africa

Recently Ihsaan Bassier, a graduate student in economics at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in South Africa, wrote a thought provoking essay for GroundUp, a local news website, on the need to “decolonize” the teaching of undergraduate economics at that university.

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Peace partners in Somalia turn to books to help fight Shabaab

International partners in the Somalia peace process are now using formal education and vocational training to counter Al Shabaab influence on illiterate youth. The European Union (EU) for example, has set up 10 model schools in Jubaland, Puntland, Galmudug, Banadir and Hiraan — areas that the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) has liberated.

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Kenyan universities link up to sustain the environment

[NAIROBI] A project has been launched to help Kenyan universities incorporate environmental and sustainability features in their curriculums and operations at their campuses.
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Burkina Faso: Uncovering the lies and drugs being fed to vulnerable teenagers

Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) – A journey into the heart of the drug problem in the schools in Ouagadougou, where drug dealers not only target students, but are students themselves. Published in Le Pays, a media partner of Afronline, this investigative piece sheds light on the growing problem of drug use and addiction amongst the teenagers of Burkina Faso.

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