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Five Schools Reopen In Restive Cameroonian Regions

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Cameroon Government Shuts Down Hundreds Of Schools For Operating Informally

Five schools have reopened in the restive English-speaking regions of Cameroon, after separatists sealed them off four years ago. The schools reopened after the government sent in “peace caravans” to discuss the outcome of a national dialogue, aimed at resolving the country’s ongoing separatist crisis.

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Hundreds of school children, their parents and teachers, said they were happy the schools had reopened after four years.  Children said it was great to see their peers, teachers and schools again.

Prime minister Joseph Dion Ngute’s “peace caravans” were able to convince teachers and villagers, that the government was committed to solving the grievances of English speakers, who constitute a minority in the country.  French is the country’s official language.

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The government says at least 200 of the more than forty-five hundred schools, that were either sealed or occupied by separatist fighters, have been reopened, and troops have been deployed to protect teachers and students.

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The United Nations says the conflict has claimed close to 3,000 lives.

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Rwanda, Private Sector Partner On Education

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Rwanda, Private Sector Partner On Education

Rwanda ministry of education has announced its partnership with the private sector to boost education and achieve its goals.

Members of the private sector have vowed to work closer with the ministry to support the sector as the government pushes for knowledge-based economy.

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The private sector is working to support the government’s efforts through technology, setting up schools, teacher training, finance and community work to accelerate development especially in rural areas.

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Minister of state in the ministry of education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi says the private sector has much offer in quality education in addition to improving infrastructure.

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Algeria Declares Fmr. PM Tebboune Winner Of Presidential Election

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Algerians Protest Against Disputed Election 

Algeria`s former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune has won the nations’s presidential election with 58% of the vote, in an election marred by protests and a boycott.  74-year-old Tebboune was a civil servant before he became prime minister in 2017, he also served as housing minister and information minister.

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Algeria national electoral body says the voter turnout was just 40% – the lowest ever for a multi-party election in Algeria.

The vote had been boycotted by people in the protest movement who said all the candidates were recycled. Demonstrators wanted a new kind of politics and political candidates. All five candidates in the election are former senior government officials.

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Thousands of Algerians took to the streets in Algiers on Thursday to protest against a presidential election they describe as a charade.  They were chanting “no vote! We want freedom!” They claim it was an election held to keep the ruling elite in power. Police used sticks to disperse marchers in the capital, but had to fall back as the crowd grew.

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EU Removes Gabon From Euro Airspace Blacklist After 11 Years

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EU Removes Gabon From Euro Airspace Blacklist After 11 Years

The European Union has removed Gabonese airlines from a blacklist of airlines that are banned from flying into European airspace.

The clearance was announced earlier this week by EU commissioner for transport Adina Vălean.  This means Gabon airlines, as the National Regional Transport, NRT, can now resume flights to Europe after eleven years.

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The EU commission said it removed Gabon from the list following improvement efforts in aviation safety by Gabonese authorities. It also said, it has cleared all Gabonese air carriers from the eu air safety list.

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Carriers based in the two Congos, Djibouti, and Equatorial Guinea still remain banned. Also blacklisted are Eritrea, Liberia, Libya, São Tomé and Príncipe, Sierra Leone, and the Sudan.

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