African Schools Weigh Teaching in Local Languages

DAKAR In Alieu Samb primary school, in a working-class section of Dakar, second-graders are learning to read in French.

Like most children in Sub-Saharan Africa, they are taught in their country's common colonial language rather than in their mother tongue.

Linguistics professor Mbacke Diagne, of …

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News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

UN chief appeals for $1 billion for emergency relief fund

The UN Secretary-General has called for $1 billion in donor contributions for a UN fund that supports relief operations worldwide.

Antonio Guterres was speaking on Friday at the annual gathering in support of the Central …

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