Graduates at vocational centre in Bor: “we will transform our families and South Sudan”

Last week, Jacob Mayom Malueth and 32 other young men and women graduated after six months of coursework at the vocational training centre in Bor, run by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. They were the tenth batch to do so since December 2015.With this knowledge we will transform our families and South Sudan, said Mr. Malueth proudly as he received his certificate of agricultural skills.Other students obtained proof…

Delegates Express Concern over Rising Unilateralism, Coercive Economic Measures, as Special Committee on Charter of United Nations Opens Session

Opening its 2020 session, members of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization expressed concern about a rising tide of unilateralism, debated longstanding questions on the merits and legality of sanctions and weighed such novel topics as the role of conciliation in the Organization's broader dispute resolution toolbox.Also emerging on the first day of the session �…

Peacekeepers construct first secondary school block in Kuron peace village

Construction has begun on the first secondary school in the Kuron peace village in Kapoeta as part of a special project funded by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to support the peace process.It is our hope that the construction of the two classrooms, one office block and one water and sanitation facility in Kuron will play a key role in ensuring that children have a right to education…

Madrasa e-learning platform’s offline tools delivered to 10,000 students, teachers

Dubai: The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI, has provided high-tech educational offline solutions to students in remote villages across Tunisia and Mauritania, in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent. The initiative is part of the Madrasa programme for 1,000 villages and Madrasa e-learning platform will benefit up to 10,000 students and teachers in remote areas without internet access both countries. "As part of the mission, students and…

Port Sudan schoolchildren march against food price hikes

Crowds of school pupils protested in Sudan's main port city on Monday over spiralling food prices, witnesses said, as the country's economy languishes under a foreign currency crunch. "Stop this hunger, we want food prices to fall," the pupils chanted as they headed towards government headquarters in Port Sudan. Witnesses said groups of pupils planned to demonstrate in front of the governorate of Port Sudan, the capital of Red Sea…

Poverty, Overwhelmed School System Forcing Sudan’s Children to Work

Millions of children in Sudan go to work each day instead of to school, in part because of widespread poverty, and in part because the education system does not have the resources to accommodate them.Fifteen-year-old Murtada al-Haj left school three years ago to earn a living to support his family.Murtada lives with his parents in Khartoum, and makes under $4 per day. The situation hampers his dream to become a…

Ethiopia PM Sidesteps Trump’s Head Scratching Nobel Prize Comments

Ethiopians and U.S. foreign policy observers are trying to unravel a comment made by President Donald Trump last week where he claimed to have "saved a country" and implied he should have been given the Nobel Peace Prize for the achievement. Trump made the comments during a rally in Toledo, Ohio, and appeared to be referencing Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose Nobel Peace Prize was announced in October. "I…

AGU signs agreement with a German university

Manama: The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has signed a collaboration agreement with Leipzig University, in Germany. Students enrolled in the PhD Program in Innovation Management at AGU have received Professional Innovation Manager certificate from Leipzig University after equalizing the subjects they have successfully completed as part of the program requirements in developing products and marketing them. This certificate is important to empower youth in the GCC to use innovative methodologies…