Bad Education – It Starts With How We Train Teachers

[Daily Maverick] One of the best safeguards to ensuring a fair education system is making sure that all teachers have a similar level of capability. In a good system, a child in a rural poorer community and a child in a wealthier urban suburb should ha…

[Daily Maverick] One of the best safeguards to ensuring a fair education system is making sure that all teachers have a similar level of capability. In a good system, a child in a rural poorer community and a child in a wealthier urban suburb should have an equally good teacher standing in front of them every day. But, when we look at the data on how teachers are trained in South Africa, it is clear that our system still sets teachers up for failure long before they even enter the classroom - and in the process further dis

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Hurrah for Henri Schoeman as He Grabs Games Gold

[Sascoc] Team South Africa got off to a golden Commonwealth Games start as Henri Schoeman won the men’s triathlon event on Thursday’s first day of competition, writes MARK ETHERIDGE in Gold Coast, Australia.

[Sascoc] Team South Africa got off to a golden Commonwealth Games start as Henri Schoeman won the men's triathlon event on Thursday's first day of competition, writes MARK ETHERIDGE in Gold Coast, Australia.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Book Extract – a Private and Telling Insight Into Another Side of Winnie

[Daily Maverick] In his 2004-published collection “Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets – Unusual Stories from South Africa’s Past”, author and veteran journalist MAX DU PREEZ included a small and personal vignette of a highly unusual and unexpected encoun…

[Daily Maverick] In his 2004-published collection "Of Warriors, Lovers and Prophets - Unusual Stories from South Africa's Past", author and veteran journalist MAX DU PREEZ included a small and personal vignette of a highly unusual and unexpected encounter with Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Numerous Properties of Former President Jammeh Continue to Surface

[Foroyaa] Police Investigators at the ‘Janneh’ Commission assisted by officials of the Physical Planning and the Gambia Tourism Board, yesterday continued to present more properties acquired by former President Jammeh, in the districts within the West …

[Foroyaa] Police Investigators at the 'Janneh' Commission assisted by officials of the Physical Planning and the Gambia Tourism Board, yesterday continued to present more properties acquired by former President Jammeh, in the districts within the West Coast Region.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

President Barrow Briefed By Education, Info Ministries

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 3rd April 2018 – President Adama Barrow had briefings from Higher Education, Basic and Secondary Education and Information ministries on activities related to the implementation of the National Development Plan 2018-2021.

[Foroyaa] State House, Banjul, 3rd April 2018 - President Adama Barrow had briefings from Higher Education, Basic and Secondary Education and Information ministries on activities related to the implementation of the National Development Plan 2018-2021.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Winnie to Potentially Receive Posthumous Honorary Degree

[News24Wire] Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in the Eastern Cape said that it was deeply saddened by the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who the university had nominated to honour for her contribution to the liberation struggle.

[News24Wire] Walter Sisulu University (WSU) in the Eastern Cape said that it was deeply saddened by the passing of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, who the university had nominated to honour for her contribution to the liberation struggle.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Troops Loyal to Embattled Speaker Seize Parliament Building

[Shabelle] Heavily armed soldiers loyal to lower house speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari seized control of the parliament building in Mogadishu ahead on impeachment motion against him. The troops were reported to have laid siege to the building before the a…

[Shabelle] Heavily armed soldiers loyal to lower house speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari seized control of the parliament building in Mogadishu ahead on impeachment motion against him. The troops were reported to have laid siege to the building before the arrival of the opposition lawmakers signed the no-confidence motion aimed at ousting the Jawari.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Bodies of Eight UPDF Soldiers Killed in Somalia Flown to Uganda

[Shabelle] Bodies of the eight Ugandan soldiers killed in the Sunday al-Shabaab attacks on Uganda People’s Defence Force’s (UPDF) camps in Somalia were this afternoon returned home amidst cries of sadness.

[Shabelle] Bodies of the eight Ugandan soldiers killed in the Sunday al-Shabaab attacks on Uganda People's Defence Force's (UPDF) camps in Somalia were this afternoon returned home amidst cries of sadness.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Soccer – Twiga, Zambia Share Spoils

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The national women’s soccer team, Twiga Stars, launched their 2018 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a low note as they were forced to a 3-3 draw by Zambia’s Shepolopolo yesterday.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The national women's soccer team, Twiga Stars, launched their 2018 Africa Cup of Nations campaign on a low note as they were forced to a 3-3 draw by Zambia's Shepolopolo yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Mathare United Beat Nakumatt to Go Top of KPL

[Nation] Mathare United look a more polished outfit this season, judging from their current standing at the top of the Kenyan Premier league table, and performances in Wednesday’s 3-2 triumph over Nakumatt at Ruaraka grounds, Nairobi.

[Nation] Mathare United look a more polished outfit this season, judging from their current standing at the top of the Kenyan Premier league table, and performances in Wednesday's 3-2 triumph over Nakumatt at Ruaraka grounds, Nairobi.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya