Gambian President-Elect Calls for Calm, Demands Predecessor Accept Election Loss

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to accept defeat in the December 1 election. Appealing for calm, he said Jammeh had no constitutional right to reject the results.

[Deutsche Welle] Gambian President-elect Adama Barrow has called on his predecessor, Yahya Jammeh, to accept defeat in the December 1 election. Appealing for calm, he said Jammeh had no constitutional right to reject the results.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Transforming Classrooms with a ‘Tutu Desk’

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Recently released from hospital, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa celebrated his 85the birthday in October. Though clearly frail, he surprised and delighted friends and family gathered from around the world by pres…

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Recently released from hospital, retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa celebrated his 85the birthday in October. Though clearly frail, he surprised and delighted friends and family gathered from around the world by presiding at a service at St. Georges Cathedral in Cape Town and attending an annual lecture in his honor. AllAfrica will mark the birthday year by a focus on one of the causes that the Archbishop has championed -- a campaign to provide a simple writing surface for schoolchildren

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Detained Opposition Leader Facing Potential Charges of Terrorism

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The federal high court Arada branch has today granted the police additional 28 days to remand and investigate prominent opposition leader, Dr. Merera Gudina, chairman of the Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC).

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Boko Haram ‘Not Crushed’, Shekau Says in New Video

[Premium Times] Less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the “final crushing” of Boko Haram, the leader of the terror group has released a new video saying the group remained alive.

[Premium Times] Less than a week after President Muhammadu Buhari announced the "final crushing" of Boko Haram, the leader of the terror group has released a new video saying the group remained alive.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Welcomes Inauguration of Somali New Parliament

[Shabelle] The Secretary-General welcomes the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December 2016 and warmly congratulates the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020.

[Shabelle] The Secretary-General welcomes the inauguration of the new Federal Parliament of Somalia on 27 December 2016 and warmly congratulates the people of Somalia on this historic achievement in their quest for universal suffrage by 2020.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Why I Cancelled My Trip to Bauchi – – Buhari

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Bauchi scheduled to take place December 29 has been postponed arising from the prevailing weather conditions in the country.

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to Bauchi scheduled to take place December 29 has been postponed arising from the prevailing weather conditions in the country.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Tattoos in Kinshasa – Overcoming Conflict and Taboos

[Al Jazeera] Tucked off a side road in Lubugi, a rough neighbourhood in the capital Kinshasa, barber Kris Bitenda puts the final touches on a client’s haircut.

[Al Jazeera] Tucked off a side road in Lubugi, a rough neighbourhood in the capital Kinshasa, barber Kris Bitenda puts the final touches on a client's haircut.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

20 Percent Maths Decree Sets a Dangerous Precedent for Schooling

[The Conversation Africa] The department of basic education in South Africa has reacted to pupils’ exceedingly low attainment rates in maths education in a controversial fashion. It has issued an urgent circular to its heads of departments, principals,…

[The Conversation Africa] The department of basic education in South Africa has reacted to pupils' exceedingly low attainment rates in maths education in a controversial fashion. It has issued an urgent circular to its heads of departments, principals, managers, directors and exam and curriculum heads outlining a "special condonation dispensation". This applies to pupils completing grades 7, 8 and 9 in the 2016 academic year which has just ended.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa