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Archive for October 2016

The Legacy of Komla Dumor Lives On

As I prepare to fly to Nairobi to work with some young African journalists my thoughts turn to that great giant of African Journalism Komla Dumor who died almost three years ago. For African journalism students there is no better role model than Komla. He reported extensively across the continent for BBC World News and…

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Helping Africa young women reach for the stars

In the dusty Cape Flats seventeen-year-old Bhanekazi Thandwa is grappling with her new found skills to build a tiny robot. She’s just one of hundreds of young African women taking part in an ambitious project create a new generation of female engineers. Bhanekazi got involved in the project when girls from her Dr Nelson Mandela…

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British Students on a maths mission in Africa

I was delighted to hear that the Warwick In Africa project which I support has had another great year of results in Tanzania and South Africa. The Warwick programme takes maths and english undergraduates from Warwick University to teach in township schools and rural areas of Africa. It is now in it’s tenth year and…

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