February 4, 2018 - Mogadishu has suffered more than two decades of war, and many of its young people were born and raised alongside violence and bloodshed.

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Last Wednesday saw thousands of children across South Africa returning to school, with some starting for the first time. Pictures of learners catching up with friends, being assigned teachers and attending their first assemblies filled news feeds. While there were some tears, particularly for those beginning their school careers, the sentiment was an overwhelmingly positive one. The same could not be said for 11-year-old Thabang.

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Addis Ababa, January 5, 2018 - Ethiopia through the Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) is working to improve the provision of education to refugees sheltering in camps in the country.

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18 September 2017 - The 2017 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award winner has been announced as Mr. Zannah Mustapha, a lawyer, school-founder and peace-maker from north east Nigeria.

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12 September 2017 – Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.

 

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26 June 2017 - When he took office in 2015, Tanzania's President John Magufuli was hailed as a president unafraid to roll-up his sleeves alongside citizens. His nickname, “The Bulldozer,” was meant as a compliment for his relentless work ethic. Magufuli has however come under attack for controversial and regressive remarks that girls would not be allowed back to school if they became pregnant and gave birth.

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13 April 2017 - No child should be denied their right to learn because of poverty.

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14 February 2017 - Dar es Salaam - More than 40 percent of Tanzania’s adolescents are left out of quality lower-secondary education despite the government’s positive decision to make lower-secondary education free.

 

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14 November 2016 - Staying in school protects girls from recruitment and other grave violations by armed groups, says Child Soldiers International in a new report published today. Research conducted by the organisation in 2016 shows that many girls who joined armed groups in eastern DRC did so because they had been forced to drop out of school.

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11 November 2016 - The Ministry of Education is rallying other partners including private sector, churches, NGOs, and civil society to mobilise resources to complement the education budget, currently at 13 per cent of total government budget, as part of efforts to increase access to education.

 

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