Source: United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office |

UK government continues to support Zambia's education sector

Cambridge and Edexcel exams in particular have given opportunities to thousands of Zambians to continue their secondary education and prepare them for university

Deputy British High Commissioner Andrew Hamilton today spoke at a certificate giving ceremony for Cambridge and Edexcel exams students. He said: It is an honour to be here this morning on behalf of the British High Commission. When I was asked to attend the certificate giving for the Cambridge and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Health |

Media Advisory: World Environmental Health Day 2017

The theme for World Environmental Health Day is Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality

The Department of Health joins the World to commemorate the World Environmental Health Day on the 26-27 September 2017. The theme for World Environmental Health Day is “Indoor & Outdoor Air Quality”. The theme is focused on the effects of poor air quality, including both indoor and outdoor air pollution…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) to Launch NDP School Competition

The essay competition will be targeted at grade 12 learners with the essay topic; Define your ideal SA of 2030

The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME) in partnership with the Department of Basic Education (DBE) will launch the annual National Development Plan (NDP) school debate and essay competition as part of the fifth anniversary celebration of the adoption of the NDP under the theme “Define your Ideal South…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Farming and rural non-farm activities can provide solutions to rising youth employment in Africa

Investing in rural transformation and reaching a world free of hunger and malnutrition go hand in hand

Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population, FAO stressed today at a high level forum - Harnessing Skills for Rural Transformation and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals - held at the margins of the United Nations General Assembly. Africa…

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Source: Global Partnership for Education (GPE) |

Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference

The announcement of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at a high-level event on education financing held at the United Nations

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) (www.GlobalPartnership.org) is delighted that the governments of Senegal (http://APO.af/YrfC9W) and France (http://APO.af/u1FbF9) will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The announcement (http://APO.af/ho1CE5) of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at…

Source: Astria Learning |

Astria Learning and the African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) collaborate to improve Distance Learning in Africa

Theme: Technology is key to improve distance education in Africa

Astria Learning (https://AstriaLearning.com), the industry leader in developing technology that makes education accessible to everyone, is proud to announce that they are sponsoring the 2017 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) board meeting in Lusaka, Zambia. The board meeting, which is slated for the 20th and 21st of September, 2017,…

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Source: Discovery Limited |

South Africa’s Discovery sets ambition to make 10 million people healthier by 2018, leveraging a new category of Shared-Value Insurance

Announcing its annual results out of Johannesburg Monday morning, financial services group Discovery outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model

Announcing its annual results out of Johannesburg this morning, financial services group Discovery (www.Discovery.co.za) (JSE share code: DSY ISIN: ZAE000022331), outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model (http://SharedValueInsurance.com). Since launching Vitality twenty years ago, Discovery has invested considerably in building a platform that serves…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

39 New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn in at U.S. Embassy

All 39 of these new Volunteers are heading to their communities having completed 3 months of training before taking the oath of service today

Charge d’Affaires Troy Fitrell administered the oath of service to 39 new Peace Corps Volunteers at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa today. These Volunteers will be working as English Teachers in the four administrative regions of Amhara, Tigray, Oromiya, and SNNP. With this new group there are now 130…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

IntelliMali, NSFAS and Walter Sisulu University Brief Committee on R14 Million Payment

All four entities involved briefed the Committee on how the money was erroneously paid to one student, and what steps had been taken

The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms Connie September, has called on all entities involved in the erroneous payment of R14 million to a student to take full responsibility. All four entities involved – IntelliMali, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS), the Walter Sisulu…

Source: Embassy of the United States - Accra - Ghana |

U.S. Embassy Announces Full Scholarships for Six-Week Leadership Training

Applications for Young African Leaders Initiative open Sept. 13–Oct. 11

The U.S. Embassy in Accra encourages young leaders to apply for the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship. The application period is now open and will close at 4 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. To apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship, visit https://Yali.State.gov/Washington-Fellowship/apply/. The opportunity is open to all accomplished…