Latest News August 23, 2015

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  • South Africa: Intense After-School Tutoring Holds Many Lessons
    [The Conversation Africa] Pre-service teachers must spend a few months working in schools to practice their craft and learn from qualified educators. This is an important part of their training, but it doesn’t allow pre-service teachers to work for an extended period with the same group of learners.
  • Nigeria: The Upsurge in Cultism
    [Independent (Lagos)] In recent times, many young people have joined cults and have become miscreants who are killing, maiming, committing crimes and generally involving themselves in very extreme antisocial behaviour.
  • Liberia: Bong Youth Lauds Pres. Sirleaf for Rejecting 'Christian State'
    [LINA] A youth of Gbarnga, Bong County, Sheik Sheriff, has commended President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for rejecting the proposition calling for Liberia to be classified a ‘Christian State.’
  • Liberia: Veep Press Secretary Wants Law to Criminalize Piracy
    [LINA] Vice Presidential Press Secretary George K. Saah has called on the Liberia Association of Writers to liaise with the relevant authorities to enact new laws and strengthen existing ones that criminalize acts of piracy and violations of intellectual property rights.
  • Liberia: 40 BIN, LNP Officers to Learn Chinese
    [LINA] Forty officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) and the Liberia National Police (LNP) are to learn the Chinese language and culture in Liberia starting August 29.
  • Liberia: 'Austerity Measures' – Nocal Blames Oil Price On Redundancy
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Board of Directors of the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has announced that the company has embarked on an internal re-organization exercise aimed at ensuring the survival of the entity going forward.
  • Liberia: Pending Shake-Up At Oil Company to Leave Managers, Others Jobless
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Weeks after a FrontPageAfrica investigative report pointed to looming bankruptcy at the National Oil Company of Liberia, a decision has reportedly been reached to downsize the struggling oil company in order to save it from collapse.
  • Egypt: Facebook Users Jailed for 'Embracing Jihadist Ideology'
    [Aswat Masriya] Sohag -Security forces arrested three Facebook users on Saturday accused of campaigning for Islamic State fighters in the Upper Egyptian town of Sohag, in what appeared to be an implementation of a newly-issued anti-terrorism law.
  • Gambia: Taranga FM Manager Denied Bail, Faces More Charges
    [Foroyaa] Alagie Abdoulie Ceesay, the Managing Director of Taranga FM Radio, was denied bail by Justice Simeon Ateh Abi of the Banjul High Court yesterday, 19th August, 2015. She was also indicted by the prosecution with six more charges of ‘Sedition’ and ‘Publication of false news’.

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