Category Archives: Literacy

UN Rights Office Condemns ‘Merciless’ Attack on Cameroon School

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office has joined a chorus of voices in strongly condemning what it calls the vile, merciless attack on a private school Saturday in southwestern Cameroon. The attack killed at least six children and injured …

Zimbabwe Teachers Refuse to Return to Schools Over Pay, Sanitation

HARARE – Zimbabwe, like other African countries, is trying a phased re-opening of schools after closing in March due to COVID-19.

But many teachers like 33-year-old Munyaradzi Masiyiwa are refusing to return to class, pointing to low pay and unsafe …

UN Agencies Push to Reopen South Sudan Schools

JUBA , SOUTH SUDAN – Two United Nations agencies are calling on South Sudanese authorities to immediately reopen schools across the country, saying the damage being done to children forced to stay home outweighs the risk of catching the novel …

Algeria Extends Coronavirus Restrictions by 15 Days

ALGIERS, ALGERIA – Algeria will extend measures aimed at restricting movement by 15 days until May 29 to cope with rising cases of infections with the novel coronavirus, Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerrad said on Tuesday.

The government last month decided …

South Africa Shuts Borders, Schools to Try to Slow COVID Spread

JOHANNESBURG – The rise of coronavirus cases in South Africa has prompted President Cyril Ramaphosa to announce tough measures to try to slow the virus’ spread. The respiratory illness, now a global pandemic, has infected more than 153,000 people worldwide …