Swaziland cracks down on private school operators

Swaziland cracks down on private school operators

Authorities in Swaziland are cracking down on private schools, with at least 21 of them declared illegal and closed because of failure to comply with ministry of education requirements. “You cannot just wake up today and decide to operate a school. There are set standards that must be met,” said…

Cameroon citizens join lawyers’ protest in streets of Bamenda

Cameroon citizens join lawyers’ protest in streets of Bamenda

Lawyers in Cameroon occupied the court complex in Bamenda on Tuesday, demanding that their voices be heard in the ongoing battle over education and legal reforms. The protesting lawyers were met with a heavy security-force presence in and around the court building, the Cameroon Concord reports. Local media accounts also…

As Turkey’s war on Gulen escalates, so does impact on Africa

The latest round in Turkey’s internal war on Fethullah Gülen and the Gülen movement followers came late Saturday, when new decrees appeared in the nation’s Official Gazette.  They extend the crackdown on Turkey’s media outlets, establish control over university administration and push Turkey’s initial state of emergency into January. Another 10,000…