Did you know this about Nelson Mandela?
The world knows Nelson Mandela as a man who forever changed the course of modern history and who will surely continue to leave his mark long after his death on Thursday at the age of 95.
You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out of apartheid and that he served as his nation's first black president.
Mandela Taught a Continent to Forgive by President John Dramani Mahama
FOR years, it seemed as though only one photograph of Nelson Mandela existed. It showed him with bushy hair, plump cheeks, and a look of serious determination. But it was a black-and-white shot, so grainy it looked ancient — a visual documentation of an era and an individual whose time had long passed.
Introducing the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders
The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative(YALI).This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training and mentoring,
Could Online Courses Help To Narrow Africa’s Education Gap?
On the back of Africa’s mobile revolution, so-called massively open online courses (MOOCs), linked to leading international universities, are gaining traction in the region and could help address one of the continent’s main development challenges.
The role of education in supporting development is well established.
Independent UN expert urges Ghana to re-think criminal justice, mental health practices
18 November 2013 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today voiced deep concern about the situation of overcrowding in prisons in Ghana which is leading to other rights violations such as poor hygiene and risk of diseases.
Philippine Typhoon Haiyan Survivors ‘Desperate’ For AidSuper-Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines affected millions and left hundreds homeless, tens of thousands still missing,and an estimated 10,000 dead.It was once a vibrant city, packed with neat rows of colourful homes surrounded by lush green parks.