“I...followed all the training lessons,” Kibet said, standing outside a Digifarm maize collection centre, where farmers brought sacks of maize on donkeys and motor-bikes. “They even told us not to plant beans in the middle of maize rows.” … [Read more...] about Credit from Safaricom’s farming app sows seeds of change in Kenya
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On the claim that incessant industrial actions by university lecturers are not making coming to study in Nigeria attractive to foreigners, Nwajiuba, stated, “ASUU is a critical player in the university system. We have over 65,000 lecturers on government’s payroll. In the last 10 years, the number of public universities in the country has doubled and it is not that the government is making more revenue from the universities, he said. … [Read more...] about How Nigeria loses out in over $100bn global students market —Investigation
On top of that is the ripening of the fruit from one of his bold, strategic steps in the health sector: the delivery of 2.3m insecticide nets to combat malaria and tackle maternal death. At $4 per one, the insecticide nets are worth N3.3bn and they came with over 5000 ad-hoc jobs for Kwarans. It is the fruit of the N82m counterpart funds the Governor paid last year for the Global Fund and Partners on malaria campaign. … [Read more...] about Kwara’s incredible march to fame under AbdulRazaq
“Apart from that, to have a competitive edge, future generations will also have to have a background in general knowledge, which will help them deal with future problems that may come up, especially ones that are expected to be more complex than those that we’re facing at the moment." … [Read more...] about Inspiring lessons from a Vietnamese startup in US
Rich in natural resources, but Chadians live in poverty Chad produces 1.5 billion barrels of oil — making it one of the largest oil reserve holders in Africa. Its oil revenues contributes 60% to the national budget. Whereas cotton, cattle, livestock, and gum arabic make a big chunk of Chad's non-oil export earnings. … [Read more...] about How free is Chad 60 years after independence?