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Voices: Moving toward a more inclusive education system in Ghana

A recent news article reported that thirteen special schools in Ghana were closing due to lack of funds. Soon after the report, teachers in government schools went on strike for similar reasons. Sadly, this is reflective of the current state of education in Ghana and our students cannot afford these setbacks. A research initiative by Plan International found that in West

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Weekend Link-Up: TIME Person of the Year, ICC halts Darfur war crimes investigation, and more

TIME announced the “Ebola Fighters” as their Person of the Year for 2014 which consists of both local and international professionals who have risked their lives to save others from the deadly Ebola virus. Citing a lack of UN support, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has halted the investigation into war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region. After

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Africa’s youth and the World Bank’s global coalition for youth employment

The World Bank recently announced the establishment of a global coalition for youth employment, “Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)”, to address the widespread challenges of youth unemployment at the 2014 IMF/World Bank Annual meeting in October. The coalition comprises a strategic cross-sector combination of founding partners including The World Bank Group, RAND Corporation and Youth

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