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Children light candles near the site of the attack at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris.
18/11/2015 - FRANCE

How to explain Paris attacks to children

Even though life appears to have gone back to normalcy, many people are still struggling to make sense of what happened.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem speaks with a schoolchild as she visits an elementary school in Blois.
29/10/2015 - France

France unveils bullying hotline for students to clamp down on harassment

France's Education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has unveiled new plans to tackle bullying in France, which affects up to 700,000 students every year.
21/10/2015 - france

Cannabis found growing in Marseille school

A worker at a middle school in the southern French city of Marseille is due to appear in court after the school's principal found a "spectacular" stash of marijuana plants on school ...
Pope Francis addresses a plenary meeting of the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015 at United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York, September 25, 2015.
26/09/2015 - AFRICA

Africa at heart of UN development summit goals

The Summit on Sustainable Development held at the UN General Assembly in New York on 25-27 September will see 193 countries ratify ambitious global goals to end extreme poverty and hunger, address ...
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice President William Ruto, on April 4th 2015 in Nairobi.
21/09/2015 - KENYA

Kenyan court overrules Kenyatta school closure

Kenya’s high court has ruled that a government order to close private schools is not valid, after the President ordered all schools to shut in the midst of a teachers’ strike gripping the ...
François Hollande walks with King Mohammed VI on his arrival at the airport in Tangier, 19 September 2015.
20/09/2015 - France

French Muslim group welcomes training of imams in Morocco

The Union of Mosques in France (UMF) welcomed Sunday's Franco-Moroccan statement on the training of imams, which “must be at the heart of any prevention programme in the fight against ...
South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn and French President Francois Hollande give a press conference following their meeting at the Elysee palace on 18 September 2015 in Paris.
18/09/2015 - France - South Korea

Korean Year in France kicks off in Paris

French President Francois Hollande says he will visit Seoul in early November, when he is scheduled to stop in China for climate talks, as he and South Korean Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn kicked off ...
Supreme Court Justice Smokin Wanjala (R) with other judges, 25 March 2013
25/08/2015 - Kenya

Kenyan court ruling on teacher pay will alleviate 'hardship'

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday said that the government must give teachers a pay rise of at least 50 per cent, upholding an earlier court ruling.
Algerians celebrated 50 years of independence in 2012
21/08/2015 - Algeria

Ghost of French colonialism haunts education debate in Algeria

A proposal for changing the way school children in Algeria learn how to read and write has sparked a storm of protest, underscoring sensitivities about language half a century after independence from ...
Firefights at the Cité des Sciences et Industries Museum at La Villette in Paris on Thursday
20/08/2015 - France

Huge fire at Paris science museum

A huge fire broke out overnight at one of Europe's biggest science museums, the Cité des sciences in Paris, engulfing a building site of some 10,000 metres in smoke and flames.