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Miss World Zimbabwe Mhosva lands crown
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Miss World Zimbabwe Mhosva lands crown

Staff Reporter - Jul 28, 2017

By Jonathan Mbiriyamveka Beauty queen to invest prize money in education HARARE – Newly crowned Miss World Zimbabwe 2017 Chiedza Mhosva says she will invest her prize…

Teen mothers in Kenya become powerful advocates for change
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Teen mothers in Kenya become powerful advocates for change

Staff Reporter - Apr 18, 2017

By Douglas Waudo KILIFI, Kenya – Purity Bahati was only 15 when she started dating her boyfriend, a 28-year-old man. “He told me he loved me, and…

Call to involve men in education to curb early childhood marriages
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Call to involve men in education to curb early childhood marriages

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Charity Ruzvidzo A youth rights lobby group – Roots Zimbabwe - is calling on the government and child rights organisations to include men in programmes aimed at…

Gender balance is a great idea, but it’s time to teach our girls to earn their positions
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Gender balance is a great idea, but it’s time to teach our girls to earn their positions

Staff Reporter - Apr 10, 2017

By Thandekile Moyo I grew up in a family that has always been obsessed with education. My parents are readers and my brother, my sister and I…

Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning
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Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Kathleen Heugh SIXTY-FIVE YEARS ago a group of students paid with their lives in a fight for language. A number of students were shot and killed by…

Boost for Galz & Goals – UNICEF gives N$1.6m to Namibia Football Association
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Boost for Galz & Goals – UNICEF gives N$1.6m to Namibia Football Association

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

Windhoek - The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) last week signed a N$1.6 million agreement with the Namibia Football Association (NFA) for the advancement of the Galz…

A second chance education key in Africa
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A second chance education key in Africa

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu FOR SEVEN years, Tendai Chasara (14) (not her real name) toiled to school, which is about 20km away from her Gidiratonga Village, Shamva, in…

Here’s what could happen if Africa’s top mobile operators and start-ups work together
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Here’s what could happen if Africa’s top mobile operators and start-ups work together

Staff Reporter - Jan 30, 2017

By Abdi Latif Hahir TELECOM OPERATORS across the African continent continue to face significant risks when it comes to revenue growth. Despite the increase in mobile revenue,…

Namibia’s education fund CEO accused of conflict of interest
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Namibia’s education fund CEO accused of conflict of interest

Staff Reporter - Dec 05, 2016

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – NAMIBIA’S Students Financial Assistance Fund chief executive officer has been linked to a potential case of conflict of interest after she allegedly…

The rest of the world can learn from Namibia
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The rest of the world can learn from Namibia

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Joseph Stiglitz and Anya Schiffrin Sandwiched between Angola and South Africa, Namibia suffered mightily during the long struggle against apartheid. Yet, since winning independence from South Africa…

Southern Africa stabilising the higher education sector
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Southern Africa stabilising the higher education sector

Staff Reporter - Jun 22, 2016

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.”- Solomon Ortiz And according to…

UN urges Namibia to embrace development partnerships
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UN urges Namibia to embrace development partnerships

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - Namibia has made commendable progress on a number of development indicators such as gender parity, press freedom, universal access to education, and many…

Namibia ropes in UNESCO, ILO to overhaul higher education
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Namibia ropes in UNESCO, ILO to overhaul higher education

Staff Reporter - Apr 26, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek- Namibia’s Ministry of Higher Education, Training and Innovation is engaging the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO)…

Time to rethink our sex education approach
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Time to rethink our sex education approach

Staff Reporter - Mar 17, 2016

This past week a report in one of the Namibian national newspapers made a disturbing revelation of Namibian children as young as 10 years being among the…

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SADC’s 20 higher education challenges – According to the Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA)

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2016

1. Data collection and availability There is a lack of data on higher education in countries and in the region. “Accurate and comparable data is essential for…

Studying at a foreign university: what is at stake?
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Studying at a foreign university: what is at stake?

Staff Reporter - Feb 25, 2016

By a correspondent For millions of African youths and adults, whose countries’ education system is found to be chaotic and seriously underdeveloped, studying in a foreign university…

Major policy changes for Namibia’s education sector
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Major policy changes for Namibia’s education sector

Staff Reporter - Nov 16, 2015

> Adolf Kaure Windhoek - Education, Arts and Culture Minister Katrina Hanse-Himarwa revealed that an amount of N$30 million has been made available for the 2015/16 financial…