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Africa’s student movements: history sheds light on modern activism

Africa’s student movements: history sheds light on modern activism

Today’s student activism and that which came before it share two common traits. One is student protestors’ belief in their own political agency. The other is the fear state authorities have that these groups may, in the words of Ugandan scholar Mahmood Mamdani, act as

Quality higher education means more than learning how to work

Quality higher education means more than learning how to work

Higher education needs to do more than produce a graduate who can get a job. It should also give graduates a sense of right and wrong and an appreciation for other people’s development.

Graduates ‘hustle’ to fill the unemployment void

Graduates ‘hustle’ to fill the unemployment void

In this environment, where many of the country’s universities and colleges are churning out thousands of graduates each year, adding new numbers to the country’s high unemployment figures, young people have no choice but to be creative to earn a living and avoid being idle.

Africa’s challenges a chance for space scientists to excel

Africa’s challenges a chance for space scientists to excel

The major role of African students in the space sector is to address the challenges confronting the continent as expounded through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union’s Agenda 63, the continent’s blueprint for growth.

Surviving study abroad – As a student and a new mother

Surviving study abroad – As a student and a new mother

I had never understood the value of time until the day I became a mother trying to balance studies and motherhood. Every minute was as precious as every penny earned. Time lost meant skipping a lecture and staying up late to catch up. The trick

A degree or Certificate is not everything.

A degree or Certificate is not everything.

Life is what happens when you are busy trying to make a living…. One of the most weaknesses we have as Africans is the belief that, School is a pathway to success. Not that l condone schooling as a pathway to success, may l not

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DECEMBER 2021 ISSUE

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Opine

Opine

‘As one of Oxford’s few black professors, let me tell you why I care about Rhodes,’ Simukai Chigudu

‘As one of Oxford’s few black professors, let me tell you why I care about Rhodes,’ Simukai Chigudu

by Simukai Chigudu / Guardian The toppling of Edward Colston certainly made for a dramatic scene. The frantic energy of large crowds cheering while the statue plunged into the river in Bristol signalled the release of pent-up tension accumulated during a pandemic and widespread anti-racism

Let’s orange the world and help eradicate violence against women.

Let’s orange the world and help eradicate violence against women.

TOO EMBARRASSED TO SHARE, BUT BECAUSE I CARE WILL SHARE IT INSTEAD!!#16DaysofActivism

LIFE HACK:  VOTER APATHY & WHY IT IS A PROBLEM

LIFE HACK: VOTER APATHY & WHY IT IS A PROBLEM

So many issues affect students, yet a few cast votes effectively surrendering power and overall decision making to a small student segment

OF WHAT USE ARE OUR DEGREES THEN?

OF WHAT USE ARE OUR DEGREES THEN?

by Sineke Sibanda I’m so thrilled that for one of the few times as a country we have been able to construct or rather fix another road other than the common patches that we are used to, when patching potholes which make it hell to

Father’s Day Is Not for Single Mothers

Father’s Day Is Not for Single Mothers

Whatever the reason a mother finds herself a single mom, being celebrated on Father’s Day is ludicrous and makes as little sense as a single father being recognized on Mother’s Day.

DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD IN ZIMBABWE OVERSHADOWED BY POLITICS AND ECONOMIC CRISIS

DAY OF THE AFRICAN CHILD IN ZIMBABWE OVERSHADOWED BY POLITICS AND ECONOMIC CRISIS

by Nomathemba Zondo | NUST-ZW As I write this piece today, I feel that we as a country and our media have failed to fully commemorate this year’s day of the African Child. Politics and economic crisis have turned to overshadow the day of the