South Africa Has a Reading Crisis – Why, and What Can Be Done About It

[The Conversation Africa] The teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over shared books. Some are sitting on the floor. “Now, class, read from the top of the page,” the teacher …

[The Conversation Africa] The teacher stands in front of her Grade 4 class. The 45 nine and ten-year olds are crammed together at desks, huddled over shared books. Some are sitting on the floor. "Now, class, read from the top of the page," the teacher says. They comply in a slow sing-song drawl.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Churches Urge Electoral Body to Implement Court Mandate

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has commended all major stakeholders in the election process and the Government of Liberia for ensuring that a smooth transition of political powers is carried out.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) has commended all major stakeholders in the election process and the Government of Liberia for ensuring that a smooth transition of political powers is carried out.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Disabled Hail EAC for ‘Good Job’

[Daily News] TWO continental organisations working for the welfare of people living with disability are happy with the East African Community for taking a leading role in the care of the disabled.

[Daily News] TWO continental organisations working for the welfare of people living with disability are happy with the East African Community for taking a leading role in the care of the disabled.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

Nyenze Fundraiser Scheduled for 6pm, Wednesday At Tin Tin

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The family of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze has organised a fundraiser to be held on Wednesday in the city as part of efforts to assist with preparations ahead of his burial slated for next Tuesday.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The family of the late Kitui West MP Francis Nyenze has organised a fundraiser to be held on Wednesday in the city as part of efforts to assist with preparations ahead of his burial slated for next Tuesday.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Why Talk of Unity in South Africa’s ANC Is Disingenuous, and Dangerous

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated African National Congress (ANC) 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country’s nine provinces have consolidated their leadership pref…

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is gripped by anxiety laced with anticipation as the much anticipated African National Congress (ANC) 54th elective conference draws closer. All the country's nine provinces have consolidated their leadership preferences for the ANC's presidential race from the branches. But the question about who will emerge victorious remains difficult to answer as a neck and neck scenario emerges.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ellen, Amb. Elder to Attend

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and United States Ambassador to Liberia are expected to grace the induction program of the Legislative Press Pool of Liberia, (LEGISPOL) newly elected officials this Friday.

[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and United States Ambassador to Liberia are expected to grace the induction program of the Legislative Press Pool of Liberia, (LEGISPOL) newly elected officials this Friday.

Govt Calls for Free, Open Safe Cyberspace

[NEWS] Liberia has joined other nations in calling for a free, open and safe cyberspace that will allow digital trade and other activities which enhances sustainable economic development and growth.

[NEWS] Liberia has joined other nations in calling for a free, open and safe cyberspace that will allow digital trade and other activities which enhances sustainable economic development and growth.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

South Africa Needs a Fresh Approach to Its Stubbornly High Levels of Inequality

[The Conversation Africa] It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world – the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all income and own 95% of all assets. But there are significant and critical gaps in t…

[The Conversation Africa] It is widely accepted that South Africa is one of the most unequal societies in the world - the top 10% of the population earn about 60% of all income and own 95% of all assets. But there are significant and critical gaps in the understanding of how this inequality is produced, and the systems of power that support its reproduction.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa