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Traditional harmful practices such as early and forced marriages are some of the major causes of girls dropping out school at an early age in many African societies.
Benin’s government is now fed up with the over one month strike by hundreds of teachers and it has given an ultimatum.
In an announcement over the weekend, the country’s Interior Minister said the government would adopt a tougher attitude in dealing with the teachers, who have been on strike for five weeks now.
Nigeria is trying to take measures to ensure transparency and accountability in the public service.
There are some who it can work in Africa’s most populous nation, but there are cynics who believe implementating a code of conduct in Nigeria is a far fetched dream.
The Alassane Ouattara government in the Ivory Coast has laid out an ambitious plan to construct about 25,000 new schools and recruit some 3,000 teachers by 2015 in the war torn nation.
In Togo, teachers of private schools run by churches have begun a one week strike, complaining of lack of equal treatment.
The Dakar-based African research institution, CODESRIA has been ranked among the five best think tanks in Africa
CODESRIA, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa has also been ranked as the top 30 international development think tanks in the world.
Teachers in Benin have not given up there industrial action.
They say they will continue their strike until the government meets their demands.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.The United Nations Humanitarian Coordination office has launched a consolidated international donor appeal for US$ 121,577,279 for Liberia for 2012.
The Gambia is said to have made great strides in the fight against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), but more challenges lie ahead, said the Executive Director of the Gambia Committee Against Harmful Traditional Practices (GAMCOTRAP), Dr. Isatou Tourey
Togo is thriving in its efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals, MDG in 2015.