Ebola-hit Sierra Leone goes back to school
Sierra Leone's 1.8 million children prepared Tuesday to return to school, eight months after classes were shut to halt the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.
Nigeria president-elect 'cannot promise' schoolgirls will be found
Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari cautioned Tuesday that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram exactly a year ago.
Rebuilding Chibok school and liberating the girls
AMIDST declining expectation that the abducted school girls of Chibok would be found, the visit to the Chibok community the other day by the Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister for the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, expectedly stirred controversy and justifiably called to question the government’s priorities. The minister had during the occasion compounded an already tense situation when she announced government’s plans to rebuild the Government Girls Secondary School razed by the insurgency group Boko Haram as well as resettle some of the displaced inhabitants. Rebuild the school? For the yet-to-be found girls? Or the ones who escaped the gruesome onslaught of Boko Haram?