Category Archives: Literacy

Italy Education Minister Resigns Over Lack of Funds

ROME – Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters on Wednesday that he had resigned after failing to obtain from the government billions of euros he said were needed to improve the country’s schools and universities.

The resignation was a …

5 Schools Reopen in Restive Cameroonian Regions

BAMENDA, CAMEROON – In Cameroon, five schools have reopened in the restive English-speaking regions after separatists shuttered them four years ago. The schools’ reopening comes after the government dispatched so-called “peace caravans” to discuss the outcome of a national dialogue …

Economy in Mind, Bolsonaro Changes Tack and Cozies Up to Xi

BRASILIA, BRAZIL – What a difference a year makes.

In the months before last year’s presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing’s archrival.

Now, as …

Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People

KAMPALA – Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala’s city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a health meeting that police interrupted.

Patrick …

Rwanda Joins African Countries Signing Nuclear Deals with Russia

NAIROBI – Rwanda is the latest African country to sign a nuclear deal with Russian state atomic company Rosatom. But the deals between Russia and several African countries are raising concerns from environmentalists who say nuclear energy is not always …