EDUCATION

Rwanda : Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Manual

Conflict resolution is a major part of develoment in Africa. However, it is sometimes difficult to find training and training materials.

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Oral Tradition and the Slave Trade

The history of Africa is largely unwritten. But there is a corpus of potential historical legacy in the oral traditions and testimonies of communities.

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South Africa : Language Policy in Education 2009

Dr J C Kloppers-Lourens (DA) to ask the Minister of Basic Education: Whether schools are giving the required guidance to parents that learners should preferably be taught in their mother tongue up to at least Grade 6; if not, why not

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION, LINGUISTICS, South Africa

Kenya : Environmental goods collection and the schooling of children

This study examines the link between environmental goods collection and children’s schooling in Kenya.

Categories: AFRICA, EDUCATION, ENVIRONMENT, Kenya, PAPERS and REPORTS

School Construction Strategies for Universal Primary Education in Africa

Some years ago I visited a Fulani village in Mali, West Africa. I went to visit the family of my graduate intern. While I was there I found out about the primary school that the community had built some years before. My intern’s father was the instigator of this project. Tired of waiting for the […]

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Mali: Provoking rain?

Is cloud seeding the answer? Desertification and low annual rainfall have been exacerbating hardship in many African countries. One innovation that is currently being trialed in Mali is that of “cloud seeding“. The West African Monsoon and Rainfall Enhancement programme has been running trials in Mali and training Malians since 2006. The first three years […]

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