African nations lack the political will to provide access to primary education to all children, according to the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a coalition of organisations in 100 countries.
In most countries on the continent, achieving basic education remains a far-off dream, the coalition stated in a report titled, “Back to School? The worst places in the world to be a school child in 2010”, which was launched during the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit in New York, where world leaders are gathering to evaluate their countries’ progress five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. Read more
Tanzanian Prime Minister Peter Mpinda has today said Africa cannot easily overcome poverty without investing heavily in agriculture. He said in most countries youth unemployment figures are alarming yet they have not made agriculture – largest economic sector- attractive to the youth.
I had a brief chat with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and i will be bringing it later. Here pictures from the event.