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Students started their Bac with philosophy
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Baccalauréat has started with first exam, philosophy

After weeks of preparation, the Baccalauréat exams have begun in France. More than 684,000 students took their seats Wednesday morning to face the first test - philosophy.


African press review 11 June 2015

President Buhari of Nigeria eager to turn Lake Chad Basin summit into anti-Boko Haram war machine, as press piles pressure on him to move out and change the old ways of politicians. 

A striking French teacher carries a placard which reads in Latin, "And you... Najat Vallaud-Belkacem", in reference to the French Education Ministers, as they attend a nation-wide protest against new measures aimed at revamping the country's school system
11/06/2015 - France

French teachers back on strike after talks fail

A last ditch attempt by France's Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem to appease the wrath of teachers over a controversial school reform has fallen on deaf ears, as teaching staff went on ...

African press review 10 June 2015

Nigeria’s new ruling party took of with a wobbly start as backbenchers elected house leaders in a coup.

French press review 4 June 2015

Sepp Blatter, French schools, Greek debts and suspicions about the Sarkozy presidency. If you feel you've heard it all before, you're probably right.

French press review 21 May 2015

After middle school teachers, who were on strike earlier this week, it was the turn of hospital staff to down scalpels Thursday in protest of plans to increase their hours.
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem has come under fire for trying to introduce a controversial set of school reforms.
20/05/2015 - France

Education minister publishes controversial set of school reforms

Despite strong opposition, France’s education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem published a controversial set of school reforms on the country's official statute books on Wednesday.

'Africa Dances' by Ben Enwonwu (Nigerian, 1917-1994)
19/05/2015 - Africa

African contemporary art under the hammer ... and the spotlight

A leading international auction house, Bonhams, is holding its annual Africa Now sale of African art Wednesday.

French press review 19 May 2015

Some French schools are closed today as teachers protest against proposals to reform secondary education. The debate continues to generate lots of heat but not much light.
French Education Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem
18/05/2015 - FRANCE

Teachers to strike against France's controversial education reform

France's teachers’ unions have called a strike on Tuesday to oppose the Socialist government's reforms to middle schools.