Friday 20th October 2017,
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What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

African students who have staked all to come to study in universities in India have been facing different levels of racist attacks. Some recent incidents of such attacks were reported in Noida, where students of a private university were attacked by mobs outside the campus. The attackers called the African students Nigerians, which has become [...]

May 17, 2017 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on What drives Indians to be racist towards students from Africa

How technology is helping catch nighttime poachers in Africa

How technology is helping catch nighttime poachers in Africa

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is harnessing sophisticated technology to catch nighttime poachers in Eastern Africa. Since the deployment of thermal imaging cameras and human detection software nine months ago, more than two dozen poachers have been arrested in Kenya’s Maasai Mara, the wildlife conservation organization announced this week. The technology has also been used [...]

November 25, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on How technology is helping catch nighttime poachers in Africa

Watch humans go from a tiny group in Africa to 7 billion around the world, in 5 minutes

Watch humans go from a tiny group in Africa to 7 billion around the world, in 5 minutes

It’s been a bad week for a lot of Americans. How about an interesting distraction? The video above, from the American Museum of Natural History, shows essentially all of human history in just six minutes. It shows humanity spreading across the world over a few hundred thousand years — even as our population remained under [...]

November 13, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Watch humans go from a tiny group in Africa to 7 billion around the world, in 5 minutes

Further and Higher Education and Research leaders gather for the first time in Africa to elevate sectors’ status

Further and Higher Education and Research leaders gather for the first time in Africa to elevate sectors’ status

Leaders of tertiary education and research are coming together in Accra, Ghana, to tackle the increasingly changing and challenging conditions facing the further, higher education and research sectors around the world.   The 10th International Further and Higher Education and Research Conference running from 14-16 November, organised by Education International, the global confederation of 401 [...]

November 12, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Further and Higher Education and Research leaders gather for the first time in Africa to elevate sectors’ status

Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Weeks of protests at South African universities have targeted tuition fees – but students say they are also about racism and inequality in a society still plagued by the legacy of apartheid. The demonstrations have tapped into deep problems in the country, where many black people are unable to get decent education, jobs or housing [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Shadow of apartheid looms over free-education protests in South Africa, with students citing racism

Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

Many black students said they are being priced out of higher education Renewed clashes between police and student protesters erupted Monday outside one of South Africa’s largest universities, with students demanding free education. Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at the demonstrators who reportedly used rocks as projectiles at the University of the Witwatersrand [...]

October 11, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on Students Clash With Police in South Africa Over the Escalating Cost of Education

South Africa corruption case blow for Jacob Zuma

South Africa corruption case blow for Jacob Zuma

South Africa’s excessive court has ruled that a decision to drop 783 corruption expenses againstPresident Jacob Zuma must be reviewed. The prices had been dropped simply weeks earlier than the 2009 election which caused Mr Zuma turning into president. choose Aubrey Ledwaba said the selection by way of the chief country prosecutor at the time [...]

April 29, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on South Africa corruption case blow for Jacob Zuma