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Ahead of December’s presidential and parliamentary elections, Ghana’s authorities have banned political activities on school campuses and threatened to sack teachers and school administrators who violate this order.
After being on strike for nearly three weeks now, Polytechnic Teachers in Ghana have resumed classes, amid weeks of serious disruption in the academic calendar.
The Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), one of the continent’s leading think-tanks and an award winning research institution, has begun a course with a difference for young African researchers.
Striking teachers in Ghana’s polytechnic institutions are facing opposition to their strike on two fronts: from the government and students.
--a move to promote violence free elections
Civil society organizations in Sierra Leone are now targeting ex-combatants for their public awareness and sensitization campaign against election violence, in the run up to the November 17 presidential and general elections.
The Open Forum 2012 has come to an end in Cape Town, South Africa, with Day three putting a spotlight on Money, Power and Sex: The paradox of unequal growth, where the need for effective sex education was stressed.
Some 162 people have been killed in road accidents in Sierra Leone over the past four months, Sierra Leone’s police have said.
Just over one month after taking office, Senegal’s President Macky Sall has declared his assets.
Declaration of assets by Senegal’s leaders is a requirement contained in the country’s constitution.
After months of strike and failed negotiations, teachers in Benin have now agreed to go back to work.
In Sierra Leone, the West African Examination Council (WAEC) has launched an operation to weed out all female students found pregnant in examination hall.