Education: How will Africa win the future?

It has often been said that if you think education is expensive, try ignorance. Africa provides many lessons on the damage done by ignorance, and if the continent is to get rid of gloomy perceptions, it will be through education. For the continent to develop, its education must change, writes Pusch Commey. After all, as Nelson…
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“We need Africa-centred innovations systems” – Prof Mammo Muchie

*Professor Mammo Muchie is one of the leading pan-African voices championing African innovation for development. He spoke to Pusch Commey and argues that educational and innovation systems in Africa are still too colonial and need to be revamped if Africa is to undergo a technological and digital leap that benefits its people. New African: Current global trends in…
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Nigerian president denies dying and being replaced by clone

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has denied claims that he had died and was replaced by a Sudanese impostor, breaking his silence on a rumour that has circulated on social media for months.     Buhari, who is running for re-election in February, spent five months in Britain last year being treated for an undisclosed illness.…
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What happened after #BringBackOurGirls?

In 2014, the #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign transfixed people around the world concerned about the plight of 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. More than four years later, the spotlight shines back on their plight, and that of thousands of women like them, in the documentary Stolen Daughters: Kidnapped by Boko Haram,…
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‘Liquid gold’: students make world’s first brick out of human urine

    Urine bricks created by students at the University of Cape Town. Photograph: Robyn Walker/University of Cape Town Students in South Africa have created the world’s first brick made from human urine. The bio-brick was produced by students from Cape Town, who collected urine from specially designed male urinals at the university’s engineering building…
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