Education - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper NYF Africa 2013: "We are not beggars," says Ali Bongo Fri, 14 Jun 2013 18:03:00 +0200 The Gabonese president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, speaking on Friday at the 2nd edition of the New York Forum Africa, invited Africans to work for the development of their people in order to create more wealth. Africa is bursting with potential and Africans should feel proud, even if there have been some hiccups, said the Gabonese leader, who asserted: "We are not beggars." Pierre Eric Mbog Batassi Individual Liberty delivers economic freedom and progress Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:32:37 +0200 Everyone says they believe in freedom. The kind of freedom that endures is individual liberty that comes at no cost to anyone else. Increasing such liberty is the best way to solve many of South Africa's and the world's problems. Franklin Cudjoe Ugandan students stranded in Libya soon to be evacuated Tue, 05 Apr 2011 13:42:48 +0200 Geof Magga Namibia: Baby-dumping rates soar among school girls Mon, 28 Mar 2011 18:21:00 +0200 Female college students across Namibia have caused a stir by holding a mini summit to discuss infanticide and baby dumping amid reports that figures are at an all-time high. Anna Smith Africans lend tech savvy to elections, banking, education Thu, 24 Mar 2011 16:44:37 +0100 Africa is wired and fast proving its tech savviness as millions of Africans adopt new technology. A decision by UEMOA, an eight-member country, to approve several millions of dollars to boost ICT in universities comes in a backdrop of specialised election web applications and mobile banking tools that have taken the continent by storm. Ernest Harsch Racist anti-Asian YouTube rant sparks outrage Wed, 16 Mar 2011 09:39:22 +0100 <p class="spip">When Alexandra Wallace recorded her rant about Asian students using cellphones in the library at the University of California, Los Angeles, she was alone, speaking to her computer.</p> <p class="spip">But since she posted the three-minute video to YouTube, Ms. Wallace, a third-year political science student at U.C.L.A., has achieved a sudden, unwelcome celebrity: her video has been viewed by millions of people, and she has become the subject of nationwide condemnation and the catalyst of a debate about racial intolerance and free speech.</p> Schoolteacher fired for porn star past Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:32:18 +0100 <p class="spip">A St. Louis high school student is getting an "A" from authorities after discovering a teacher's X-rated past.</p> <p class="spip">Tera Myers, 38, was put on administrative leave at Parkway North High School this week after a student inquired about pornographic films Myers starred in during the 1990s.</p> Nail biting opens the door to infection Wed, 09 Mar 2011 04:01:48 +0100 Do you bite your nails? It's a bad habit, and it's not without its dangers either. “Light onychophagy” (as doctors call it) is not of concern in itself, but if it becomes severe and a genuinely compulsive habit, it is essential to seek professional help. Destination Santé Childproofing the kitchen is essential Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:56:34 +0100 For children, every room in the house is a playground and ripe for exploration, and the kitchen is no exception. But with all the risks of cuts, burns and poisons, this “playground” can quickly prove to be a minefield. Destination Santé Declare war on allergens in the home Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:53:21 +0100 Up until the age of 12 months, the main allergens your child is likely to be exposed to are eggs, groundnuts and cow's milk. Between the ages of 1 and 3, add fish. Eviction diets, i.e. the total removal from the diet of the allergens to blame, is really the only effective treatment for such allergies. In theory, one should be able to identify possible allergens from the labeling on industrially produced foods. Destination Santé What is selenium and where is it found? Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:49:32 +0100 Selenium is a trace element essential to our metabolism, a vital constituent of certain antioxidant enzymes that plays a role in the fight against free radicals that “attack” our cells and DNA. Selenium also stimulates the immune system and promotes proper functioning of the thyroid hormone. Destination Santé Texting helps monitor HIV/AIDS in Kenya Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:45:04 +0100 Between May 2007 and October 2008, an experiment was conducted in Kenya that involved sending a weekly text message to patients on antiretroviral drugs to ensure they were taking their medication properly. The scheme involved 538 people who were HIV-positive and this cheap, easy way of monitoring observance produced encouraging results. Destination Santé Beyond sex: South African school girls seek 'Fashionable Pregnancies" Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:31:13 +0100 Teenage school girls in South Africa say it's more fashionable to fall pregnant while still a student because “you are like a fool if you don't have sex” a study has shown. Sakhile Modise Sex for grades in South Africa leads to death Mon, 31 Jan 2011 16:31:15 +0100 Education officials in South African have shut down a high school following an incident involving an 18 year old female learner. The young student committed suicide using insecticide after she was told that she had failed her examinations. Sakhile Modise Child obesity causes heart problems Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:17:07 +0100 According to a study carried out in a hospital in Vancouver (Canada), children who are obese are at risk of developing atherosclerosis. And this precursor of cardiovascular accidents and early mortality is usually seen in people in their fifties. Destination Santé