Liberia:’Free University Tuition Does Not Mean All Fees’

[Observer] Acting Minister of Education, Latim Da-Thong, has clarified that President George Weah’s pronouncement of tuition-free for undergraduate students at public tertiary institutions does not cover fees for registration, ID card, handbooks, among other expenses.

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Kofi Annan helped define the UN, in success and failure

Kofi, calm as ever THE secretary-general of the United Nations is sometimes described as a “secular pope”. The position is imbued with moral authority; the holder watches over an enormous flock; but he has no instruments of hard power. The title seemed to fit Kofi Annan, the seventh secretary-general, more than most

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Africa:President of Ghana Launches Africa-Wide Award Promoting Innovation for SDGs

[CIO] The President of Ghana and Co-Chair of the Group of Eminent Advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has launched a pan-African award for a new generation of early stage social innovators in Africa who are solving pressing problems in the SDG focus areas.

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Africa: Sharp Increase in Remittances Lifts Millions Out of Poverty – UN

[UN News] A dramatic up tic in the amount of money migrants send home to their families in developing countries is helping to lift millions out of poverty, according to a new report out today from the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

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Africa: Most Financial Inflows Not Developmental

[IPS] Sydney and Kuala Lumpur -Recent disturbing trends in international finance have particularly problematic implications, especially for developing countries. The recently released United Nations report, World Economic Situation and Prospects 2017 (WESP 2017) is the only recent report of a multilateral inter-governmental organization to recognize these problems, especially as they are relevant to the financing requirements for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Africa: The G20 – a Necessary Evil That Can Deliver Some Benefits

[The Conversation Africa] Surprisingly there is one issue on which US President Donald Trump and his many progressive critics around the world could find common ground. While their reasons will differ, they all question whether the current arrangements for global economic governance remain fit for purpose.

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