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UK: 2 of 13 [Women] New Faces of Engineering in stunning Photo Shoot are Nigerians – Tola Adenle

February 6, 2018

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  Yewande Akinola, a civil engineer, won the Young Woman Engineer of the Year for 2012. Like most of the young women featured in the Institution of Engineering & Technology advertiser content hosted by [UK] The Guardian, Yewande has won many engineering awards. [Photo Credit: Google Images]. Much more on her here through the search box. Among many awards, Ozak […]

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Malta: Who killed [Journalist] Daphne Caruana Galizia? Tola Adenle

February 5, 2018

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  Top: Memorial at thoroughfare in Old Town Valleta; blogger in 2nd photograph. Photo Credit: Depo Adenle, Valleta, Malta, January 30, 2018. FURTHER READING ‘Who killed Daphne’ projected on facade of Castille – Il-Kenniesa; V18 chief slams initiative Pressure group Il-Kenniesa Tal-Kabinett this evening projected the words ‘House of Impunity’ and ‘Who Killed Daphne’ onto […]

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How two African-American brothers went from a shack via a cash-strapped school to Harvard & Stanford – bbc.co.uk

December 29, 2017

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  This cash-strapped school sends kids to Harvard http://www.bbc.co.uk How two Louisiana brothers went from a shack to America’s top universities.   FRIDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2017. 7:26 A.M. [GMT]  

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African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages – Voice of America

December 9, 2017

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Students from CEM Serigne Bassirou Mbacke school are seen in a classroom in Kaolack, Senegal, May 19, 2017. (R. Shryock/VOA)   DAKAR, SENEGAL —  Most children in sub-Saharan Africa are taught in a common colonial language instead of their mother tongue. Proponents say teaching in an international language is advantageous, but others argue that this […]

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Once a former child bride, now a high school graduate helping young girls stay in school – [US] NPR

July 23, 2017

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GOATS AND SODA/Stories of Life in A Changing World FORMER CHILD BRIDE IS PEDALING HER WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE Courtney Columbus     At 14, Jenipher Sanni married a man who already had a wife and kids. He yelled at her a lot. She dropped out of school. Now 20, she’s left her husband […]

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US Visa Reject, Khadijatou Gassam: “… disappointed not representing The Gambia to ‘show the world [that] ‘yes, we can do it'” -Azad Essa & Colin Baker/al Jazeera

July 4, 2017

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I watched a program on al jazeera recently showing the all-girls Afghanistan team to the Robotic Competition who were denied visas to the same competition. To think Afghanistan is a country where girls’ education is not only frowned upon but enforced by formal and societal forces makes the particular case very sad. TOLA. PHOTO CREDIT: […]

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