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The role of public libraries in achieving national development goals
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The role of public libraries in achieving national development goals

Access to information in Africa is a fundamental obstacle to development. Africa’s youth population is increasing faster than any other region of the world. But while the young (15-24 years old) make up 20% of the continent’s population, they account for 60% of the unemployed. As these rising numbers flock to cities, the old ways of passing on information – through small-scale, oral community […]

Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities
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Web 2.0 and social media learning opportunities

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Technological innovation is taking place at a breath-taking pace. Simple, open source Internet applications designed to enhance collaboration are now available to the wider public at little or no cost. These new technologies, known as Web 2.0 and social media, enable people to collaborate to create, share and publish information. The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA) is hosting a series of 5-day learning […]

The eLearning Africa Report 2014
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The eLearning Africa Report 2014

eLearning Africa will publish a major Report on the role of technology in education and development in May this year. This is the third edition of the Report so far, which is the most in-depth study of eLearning on the Continent. eLearning Africa participants, News Portal readers and all those to whom the Conference reaches out can form an integral part of the Report […]

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Je m’appelle Vera Ada Obiakor. J’ai 42 ans et je suis professeure depuis 17 ans. J’enseigne les mathématiques avancées et je suis la coordinatrice TIC au sein de mon établissement secondaire public de Kubwa. Depuis 6 ans, je me passionne pour la photo. Mon école se situe dans une communauté semi-rurale de Kubwa sur le territoire de la capitale fédérale, Abuja, au Nigéria. J’ai décidé de créer […]

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My full name is Obiakor, Vera Ada. I am 42 years old and have been a teacher for 17 years. I teach Further Mathematics and I am the ICT coordinator in my school Government Secondary School, Kubwa. I take pictures as a hobby and have been taking pictures for 6 years. My school is situated in a semi-rural community of Kubwa in FCT Abuja, […]

East Africa mourns a legend
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East Africa mourns a legend

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The Zanzibari singer Bi Kidude has died. It is believed she was 102 or 103 years old. Adam Salkeld gives a personal appreciation.

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Iyadunni Olubode on LEAP

LEAP’s target audience are essentially youth and business owners. We reach our audience primarily through training programmes and our published resources which both support the cultivation of personal leadership as well as community and organisational leadership. To date, LEAP has over 9 publications, which serve as tools to support personal and organisational leadership development. Our youth programmes focus on the development of leadership and […]

Happy birthday to the mobile phone!
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Happy birthday to the mobile phone!

It was exactly 40 years ago today that Martin Cooper, a Motorola executive and researcher, stood on a Manhattan sidewalk and called his rival, Dr Joel S. Engel of Bell Laboratories, to announce that he’d successfully beaten him to creating the first-ever mobile telephone. “Joel”, he said, according to a 2003 BBC interview, “I’m calling you from a ‘real’ cellular telephone – a portable, […]

The EAST T-Shirt 2014
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The EAST T-Shirt 2014

Traditions in Ndjock-Nkong
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Traditions in Ndjock-Nkong

Gaston Bappa: There are slight particularities and differences in traditions between clans of the same tribe. My village, Ndjock-Nkong, is of the Basaa tribe in Cameroon. There are a lot of traditions in the village. They are what maintains life there. Without traditions, no life is possible in many African villages, as people are poor in many of them. Here is the main set […]