Thomas Sankara, the army captain turned revolutionary who led Burkina Faso in an anti-imperialist coup, was reburied on Thursday at the site in Ouagadougou where he and 12 comrades were murdered in 1987. Counter-coupSankara continues to loom large in Burkina Faso and beyond. Hyacinthe Kafando – an officer believed to have led the hit squad that killed Sankara – was convicted of murder. After the verdict, Compaoré issued a statement of apology and asked the people of Burkina Faso for forgiveness, “especially the family of my brother and friend Thomas Sankara”. Many saw the move as a cynical bid to earn a pardon and return home a free man.
Some institutions had already shifted to some form of online teaching and learning before 2020. They must also be able to appropriately support their students through any challenges related to online teaching platforms. In South Africa, as in many developing countries, most of those entering higher education are not familiar with online learning. I conducted a study to explore how lecturers' skills, knowledge and experience in e-learning affect student support. It also enabled them to apply those theories when creating learning materials and facilitating learning online.24 days ago Modern Ghana
Sthembiso Zwane, co-founder of GoGetta says, “After successfully raising over R6m for two businesses in just six weeks, we’re delighted to offer these innovative African businesses to global investors. This signifies an important step in our growing reputation as a trusted facilitator of funds for quality African businesses. All businesses must be scrutinised by an investment team prior to listing on the GoGetta platform.”The announcement comes as growth in the African crowdfunding space gains momentum. GoGetta was launched as a solution to funding issues for quality African businesses and to ensure Africa gets its slice of the billion-dollar equity-based crowdfunding industry. Only African businesses can list on the platform, but investors can be located anywhere.24 days ago News Ghana
France rugby union head coach Fabien Galthié reacted to his team's first defeat in 14 matches with a business-as-usual approach to Sunday's clash at the Stade de France against Scotland. Mohamed Haouas will replace the 32-year-old and feature in the starting line-up for the first time since 6 November 2021 when France played Argentina. France won all five games – the Grand Slam – in the 2022 Six Nations competition to claim the title. Scotland arrive at the Stade de France unbeaten in the Six Nations. "They've been playing very good rugby and they play a kind of rugby that can get the crowd on their feet.26 days ago Modern Ghana
“We work as a private company but we have also connections with the government of Thailand,” he admitted. “I must say that you are with the right person and the right company (making reference to Dr Siaw Agyepong and his Jospong Group of Companies),” she told the delegation. She underscored that this was a new area which holds prospects for companies and investors, stating that it is interesting to learn that the Thai waste management company was into recycling of used cars. “And as I speak we have 2 of 3 liquid waste management companies that are also ready. These waste management facilities, she said, were made possible through the government’s collaboration with the JGC.26 days ago Pulse Ghana
As an architect whose work includes researching ways to reduce heat in African cities , I think the creation of an Heat Officer position is a good move. But, while this is a global challenge, African cities are unique. Strengthen the link between heat and healthExposure to extreme heat usually comes with health problems – and can even kill people, as I and many other scholars have documented . This means malaria and other diseases transmitted by mosquitoes might become significant problems for Freetown and other African cities. Heat vulnerability patterns within Freetown and other African cities must be studied and used to make sense of weather predictions in order to inform warning systems.28 days ago Modern Ghana
Their grandchildren are among 21 people in the village who have died in the last two months -- an episode in which ancient beliefs in magic have collided with western notions of law and medicine. By Issouf SANOGO (AFP)The nightmare began on December 2, when six children suddenly began to vomit, went into spasm and died several hours later. Within the village, a belief firmly took root that powerful magic was at work -- "something mystical", in the words of local chief Nanan Patrice Koffi. He was accused of installing a talisman, an object of witchcraft also called a fetish, that had wreaked misery on the village. By Issouf SANOGO (AFP)"All it needs is for a child to be in contact with the bacteria and to put his hands in his mouth for him to fall sick.1 month ago Modern Ghana
Last year, five performers took the stage for Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, California. In 1967, the first Super Bowl Halftime show consisted of the Liberty Bell that was performed by the University of Arizona Symphonic Marching Band. But that all changed in 1993 the year THE Michael Jackson turned the Super Bowl halftime show into must-watch television. While the 57-Apple music Super half Time Bowl headlined by Rihanna was a show to behold, here’s a look back at some other memorable Super Bowl halftime performances in the last decade. Rihanna returned to the live stage for a performance at the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show and it was worth the wait.1 month ago Pulse Ghana