Lagarde: Africa’s tech, soft infrastructure are IMF priorities

Lagarde: Africa’s tech, soft infrastructure are IMF priorities

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, said soft infrastructure investment across Africa is a development and investment priority as the IMF encourages a more inclusive – and more vigorous – approach to global economic growth. “More can be done to raise growth now and make it more inclusive,”…

Youths ride three on a motorcycle as they celebrate after the result of an unofficial vote was announced in the disputed border region of Abyei Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, whose ownership is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan. The outcome of the unofficial vote announced Thursday was that residents of the disputed area between Sudan and South Sudan said they want to join South Sudan, which is no surprise since the residents who voted beginning Sunday are aligned with South Sudan. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin)

South Sudan conflict: what it means for the future of the country’s youth

NAIROBI–From the relative safety of a University campus, Juliana Siapay, a 24-year-old South Sudanese student in Kenya, fears for her own future and that of her war-riddled country. At one point, her dream was so close to reality, until a set of circumstances conspired to rob her of her educational…

Freelance journalist covering East Africa, he has contributed to several international publications, writing about politics and security.

A mother reaches out to hold the hand of her young daughter, as they walk home after a church service in the village of Rwinkwavu, near to Akagera National Park, in Rwanda Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Rwanda and UK sign agreement to support education

The United Kingdom and Rwanda signed a financing agreement yesterday worth £30.5m aimed at supporting basic education programmes. The grant will last for four-years and will be directed the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and is predicted to improve the Ministry of Education’s Learning-For-All programme, reported The New Times….

Emerging universities

The University of Cape Town has been ranked as the 4th top university in the Times Higher Education “BRICS and Emerging Economies” ranking for 2015. It comes after, Peking University, Tsinghua Univeristy, both in China, and the Middle East Technical University in Turkey. These universities are quickly becoming top competition…