Harvard University sets up $100million endowment fund for slavery reparations

Harvard University is setting aside $100 million for an endowment fund and other measures to close the educational, social and economic gaps that are legacies of slavery and racism, according to an email the university’s president sent to all students, faculty and staff on Tuesday. The email from Harvard President Lawrence Bacow included a link… Read More Harvard University sets up $100million endowment fund for slavery reparations

Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

A suspected female suicide bomber killed three Chinese teachers in Karachi on Tuesday, police and officials said, in the first major attack this year against nationals of long-time ally China working in Pakistan. The three were among passengers on a minibus returning to Karachi university after a lunch break when the bomb exploded at the… Read More Three Chinese teachers, Pakistani killed following suicide bombing at Karachi University

Savvy Prize winner Grace Amuzie offers low-cost educational services to low-income families

Through Isrina Schools, Grace Amuzie, who recently won the first position at the Savvy Prize for Impact Driven Entrepreneurs, is offering low-cost educational services to low-income families who can’t afford their children, basic quality education. Through her Recycle Pay Project Initiative, Grace is enabling these families to afford her inexpensive educational services and learning necessities.… Read More Savvy Prize winner Grace Amuzie offers low-cost educational services to low-income families

U.S. Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill limiting LGBTQ instruction in schools

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday signed a Republican-backed bill that bans classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity for many young students, drawing swift criticism from companies, Democrats and advocacy groups. The legislation, referred to by its opponents as the “don’t say gay” bill, has stirred national controversy and got attention during Sunday’s… Read More U.S. Florida governor Ron DeSantis signs bill limiting LGBTQ instruction in schools

Three Africans emerge 2022 Savvy Prize winners

Finally, the four finalists who will share the $4,450 Savvy Prize 2022 for Impact-Driven Entrepreneurs, have emerged. This Prize, running for its first year, seeks to recognize and support the efforts of Savvy Fellows working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems through innovative and sustainable ways. The debut edition of the Savvy… Read More Three Africans emerge 2022 Savvy Prize winners

Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed

The Taliban on Wednesday backtracked on their announcement that high schools would open for girls, saying they would remain closed until a plan was drawn up in accordance with Islamic law for them to reopen. Teachers and students from three high schools around the capital Kabul said girls had returned in excitement to campuses on… Read More Afghanistan Taliban orders girl high schools to remain closed

Turkish court orders release of two Bogazici University students from jail

A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a rector at Istanbul’s Bogazici University. The protests at the prestigious Bogazici began one year ago after President Tayyip Erdogan appointed as rector Melih Bulu, an academic… Read More Turkish court orders release of two Bogazici University students from jail

Publiseer now distributes to Empik, Poland’s number one retailer of digital books

Africa’s digital content distribution company, Publiseer, has been adding, for the past months, a number of new stores to its distribution channel, as one of its scaling strategies. Today, Publiseer is adding Empik to the list of digital service providers it distributes to. This means that Publiseer will be sending every ebook and audiobook in… Read More Publiseer now distributes to Empik, Poland’s number one retailer of digital books