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Archive for February 2018

Humanity & Inclusion

More than one hundred guests and supporters crowded into The Speaker’s Room at the House of Commons this month to hear the new UK International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt salute the work of Handicap International as it celebrates it’s new beginnings with a new name. HI became Humanity & Inclusion on January 24th to better reflect…

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Switching On Power

There have been many attempts to predict that this 21st Century will be the African Century. The African Renaissance, The Africa Rising narrative and The African Union’s 2063 Vision have all been predictors of a bright future but for all that there are some major stumbling blocks to overcome on the continent’s road to that…

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The Bright Sparks Who Are Transforming Nearly half-a-Million Young Lives

Students from the UK’s Warwick University have had another great year teaching Maths in African township schools. They taught 96,626 young people last year. This means that Warwick students have taught almost half-a-million children since the annual Warwick In Africa programme began in 2006. Warwick now wants to smash that half million mark next year…

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Student Profile: Blessing Kieh

It enables children like Blessing Kieh to dream of a great future. She is a 13-year-old girl in the 5th grade. Before she cme to the Academy Blessing was living with her father and fourteen siblings in a three-room house. Student Profile: Blessing Kieh Blessing was performing well in school, but she also yearned to…

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Football Legend George Weah Scores Top Job In Liberia.

When they voted in elections Liberians set a good example to the rest of the world over the Christmas holidays when  elections which saw the country’s first peaceful handover of power in seventy years. My former BBC colleague Jon Silverman, now a university Professor, was invited to be an International Observer and was able to…

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