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Ethiopia blocks social media ahead of exams

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia has blocked social media sites for the next few days, after questions from end-of-year exams were posted online last month, sparking a national scandal and leading to their annulment...

11 Jul 2016

Could Africa become like China?

Africa's changing demographic over the next three-and-a-half decades could transform the continent into the next China, but only if its youthful population is educated and entrepreneurial.

By Jana Marais 19 Aug 2014

African EduWeek to encourage quality education delivery

African EduWeek returns to Johannesburg from 10-11 July 2014 at the Sandton International Convention Centre and this year's theme is "Empowering teachers to deliver quality education everywhere".

10 Jan 2014

Lagarde says global uncertainty limits Africa growth

Continued global uncertainty‚ coupled with internal factors such as drought and associated food shortages‚ threaten Africa's economic growth prospects‚ warns International Monetary Fund's (IMF) managing director Christine Lagarde.

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 8 Jan 2013

Sudan university cuts classes after demos

KHARTOUM, SUDAN: Administrators at Sudan's main university have partially shut down the campus, sources at the institution said on Sunday, 15 July 2012, after several Arab Spring-style student protests sparked by high inflation.

17 Jul 2012

R886m invested in varsity ICT

The Higher Education and Training Department says R886 million has been invested in connecting South African universities and public research organisations to each other at a minimum speed of 10 gigabits per second.

26 Jan 2012