More commitment to Education in Africa needed

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.

A school boy carrying grain in Lira Northern Uganda. Most children in post conflict Uganda can't stay in school due to hunger and poverty. Rosebell's photo

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

Africa must address youth unemployment to reduce poverty

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.

President Sirleaf with Danish PM Rasmussen. Rosebell's photo
Tanzanian Prime Minister Peter Pinda addressing the youth. Photo by Hilary Bujiku.
President of the African Development Bank Donald Kaberuka and ILO Executive Director. Rosebell's photo.