Zimbabwe: Exams Body Wins Appeal Forcing Re-write of Leaked 2017 English Paper

[The Herald] Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council has won an appeal against a High Court decision blocking it from ordering a re-write for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2, which had leaked resulting in the widespread cheating by candidates who sat for the examination in that paper.

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Ethiopia: Steady, Measured Reforms Would Help Country Reach Its Potential

[ISS] Since the early 1990s Ethiopia has experienced reduced state repression, a relatively stable political climate, and has made encouraging strides to improve the living standards of its people. Education, health, infrastructure and economic growth have all improved, especially in the past decade.

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Nigeria: Bello, Onoja – As Crack Emerges Between Kogi’s ‘Siamese Twins’

[Daily Trust] Before Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was sworn-in for a second term alongside his deputy, Edward Onoja late last month, the deputy was the Chief of Staff during Bello’s first term and one of the most influential figures in the previous administration in the state.

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More Africans are marrying spouses of different ethnicities

IN 2018 A dating app was launched targeting African diasporas in America. CultureCrush was described by its founder as an “inclusive ecosystem”. And if that were not romantic enough, the app promised to be the first to allow users looking for love to search mates by “nationality, ethnicity and tribe”.

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Zimbabwe: Why the Economy Is Broken – What the Private Sector Can Do

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has weakened itself by creating monopolies and appointing Zanu-PF officials in key positions in government departments and parastatals. The decision to do so was more political than professional.

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