Oct 7th, 2012
Cathy Buckle Cathy Buckle on a fortnight of bizarre, sad, and strange-but- true incidents Dear Family and Friends, Infected by the searing October heat, we’ve had a fortnight of bizarre, sad, and strange-but- true incidents. It started in hot, dry Matabeleland. In a notice in the Chron...
Jun 7th, 2012
By John A. Akec “The people turn to a benevolent rule as water flow downwards, and as wild beasts fly to the wilderness.” – Liu Lau, THE WORKS OF MENCIUS, Book 4 Chapter 9 Section 2 While South Sudan is the newest and one of World’s poorest nations today, it has great advantage of o...
Mar 18th, 2011
Pretoria – Thousands of students belonging to the SA Students Congress (Sasco) were gathering outside the Pretoria City Hall on Friday before marching on the higher education department’s offices. Sasco secretary general Lazola Ndamase said the students were demanding that all tertiary ed...
In East Africa
Nov 3rd, 2010
Ethiopia’s Federal Ministry of Education has lifted a controversial ban it imposed against distance education – learning remotely over the internet, post or telephone – which is mainly provided by privately owned higher institutions of the country. Sudan Tribune has learnt that the ban was lifted aft...
In East Africa
Nov 1st, 2010
Distance Learning in Ethiopia Un-Banned? Last week, it was quietly announced that the official wholesale ban on distance learning educational programs in Ethiopia has been lifted. In August 2010, the ban was imposed out of the blue “because of quality concerns”. According to one report...