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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for Africa

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August - November 2019

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Africa Watch: Morocco tourism gains momentum

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August - November 2019

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Peace through jazz music

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Franck Kuwonu
August - November 2019

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Book Review: Making Africa Work through the Power of Innovative Volunteerism

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Pavithra Rao
August - November 2019

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African music on a round trip —from Cotonou to Cuba and back

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Franck Kuwonu
August - November 2019

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Preparing Africa’s graduates for today’s jobs

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August - November 2019

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Easing fears and promoting gender equality in Chad’s girls-only classrooms

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August - November 2019

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Music: Nigeria’s new export

It is a cold evening in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, famous for diamonds, beer, art and high-end fashion. Inside a small restaurant, a mix of the latest American pop and rap—clearly enjoyed by diners—is playing on a radio.

Nigerians Olalekan Adetiran and Adaobi Okereke, enjoying a kebab dinner, are startled when the radio begins playing the unmistakable “Ma Lo”—a catchy, midtempo and bass-laden song by popular Nigerian artistes Tiwa Savage and Wizkid.

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Franck Kuwonu
August - November 2019

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Private schools gain a foothold in Africa

Corporations and their partner foundations, supported by international organizations, financiers and bankers, as well as individual investors are transforming education across Africa—from a government responsibility and social right to a series of investment opportunities.

They say their reforms are designed to increase educational equity and achieve higher standards. Where possible they seek out local community support, but the underlying motivation behind corporate educational reform is extending the reach of free-market globalization and business profits.

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August - November 2019

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Why online courses are trending

Hundreds of university students in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and other African countries took to the streets last year to protest against high tuition fees, lack of equal access to education and inferior learning environments at their learning institutions. The clashes, which disrupted the universities’ academic calendars, highlighted the harsh conditions students face on the continent. 

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Eleni Mourdoukoutas
August - November 2019

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Entrepreneurial universities: marrying scholarly research with business acumen

What would you think of a university that provides you with world-class education, pays for your internship abroad and, when you graduate, gives you a cool $100,000 to start your own business? 

Welcome to the world of entrepreneurial universities, a new trend among institutions of higher learning worldwide of going beyond their traditional role of providing education to incorporate research, innovation, commercialization of knowledge and entrepreneurship.

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Zipporah Musau
August - November 2019

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