Category Archives: Education

Torture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria’s Islamic Schools

On Oct. 16, police freed about 500 victims from a facility in Katsina, where young men and boys were brought, often by their families, to be rehabilitated from behavioral problems, drug abuse or other afflictions. In reality, they were kept …

Torture, Sexual Abuse Prompt Calls for Reform of Nigeria’s Islamic Schools

On Oct. 16, police freed about 500 victims from a facility in Katsina, where young men and boys were brought, often by their families, to be rehabilitated from behavioral problems, drug abuse or other afflictions. In reality, they were kept …

Global Fund Gives Kids in Crisis-Plagued Sahel Chance at Education

GENEVA – A global education fund is providing tens of thousands of Sahelian children in crisis with a quality education, bringing hope to boys and girls who have known nothing but violence and sorrow in their young lives. Education Cannot …

U.S. Embassy Supports English Teaching at King Faisal University

As part of our effort to support English-language learning in Chad, the U.S. Embassy invited English Language Specialist Lynn Zimmerman to N’Djamena to work with professors at King Faisal University. The one-week training was designed to help develop an English-teaching …

Toothpick and Two Generals Helped Venezuela Opposition Leader Survive Jail

CARACAS – During four months in a small military jail cell, Venezuela’s Congress vice president scratched the days on a wall with a toothpick, held a hunger-strike, and made unlikely friends with two generals who have fallen foul of the …

Toothpick and Two Generals Helped Venezuela Opposition Leader Survive Jail

CARACAS – During four months in a small military jail cell, Venezuela’s Congress vice president scratched the days on a wall with a toothpick, held a hunger-strike, and made unlikely friends with two generals who have fallen foul of the …