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Why Aren’t All Girls in School?

PARIS – At the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995, participants promised to advance the rights of women and girls everywhere. Part of that promise, set out in the historic Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, was to ensure education for all girls. A recent study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report examines whether the promise has been kept.

“Little knowledge is dangerous”, Mr.Trump

At times, the US has seen strange presidents in its history such as the slave rider Andrew Jackson, the slave owner George Washington and the un-knowledgeable George W. Bush. Beyond a shade of doubt, Donald Trump, the business tycoon-turned president of the US, is indeed the weirdest and most controversial president the US has ever had.

A Tech Role Model for Nigeria

In 2018, African start-ups were celebrating: they had raised nearly USD 1.2 billion in equity – a 108 percent increase from the previous year.

The COVID-19 induced Social positives in Addis

Birkenesh Terfe, a single mother of five in her sixties with four jobless children in their twenties and one in school says, "three of my children do labor work but it is not enough to provide for the family." 

Mr. Donald Trump, Ignorance is a curse!

Does Donald Trump do what he does because of ignorance or because of his other vices including racism, xenophobia and narcissism? The answer would require thorough evaluation of his activities and statements.

Last Call for Transatlanticism

Many Americans have already voted, and many more will soon go to the polls in what will be the world’s most important political event of the year.

Africa’s WTO Moment

The selection of the World Trade Organization’s next director-general has entered its final phase, with two candidates left in the running: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian finance and economy minister and a former managing director of the World Bank, and Yoo Myung-hee, South Korea’s trade minister.

The Time Bomb at the Top of the World

SAN DIEGO – It is hard to imagine more devastating effects of climate change than the fires that have been raging in California, Oregon, and Washington, or the procession of hurricanes that have approached – and, at times, ravaged – the Gulf Coast.