Niger is a developing, landlocked African nation whose northern expanse includes the Sahara Desert. Tourist facilities are minimal, particularly outside the capital city, Niamey, and the ancient caravan city of Agadez. On November 26, 2009, the president of Niger lifted the State of Alert for the region of Agadez, including the cities of Agadez, Arlit, and Iferouane, but it will take time to clear rebel areas of landmines and re-establish basic services for tourists. Conditions of insecurity persist in the northern and western portions of Niger, particularly along the border between Niger and Mali.
She was ?the woman who loses all the babies.? Then she learned what might have saved them
When someone said she had an ogbanje ? a spirit child that repeatedly dies and returns ? Onwuasoanya travelled three hours to perform rituals at the Niger River ... Modupe Odumade, an English teacher with a stern manner and husky voice, breaks down ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:09:00 GMT
UI lab has watched children grow for 75 years
teaching facility and research lab where students and faculty study how children develop. The popular lab school is celebrating its 75th anniversary. More than 4,000 students have attended CDL since it opened in 1942 in the English Building on the UI Quad.
Publ.Date : Sat, 02 Dec 2017 23:27:00 GMT
Mindshift: A book on mind renewal in Africa unveiled in Lagos
... with a graduate of English Language and International Relations who saw Pidgin English as an improper language based on what she was told by her teachers in school. He cited how the same language has become a huge media money-making enterprise with ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:45:00 GMT
Digital stories could hold the key to multilingual literacy for African children
But teaching ... as well as English, French and Portuguese. These stories are collected on an interactive website, The African Storybook Project. The project started in Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Lesotho and has spread to Niger, Ghana, Rwanda ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 13 May 2015 21:36:54 GMT
Niger surrounded by jihadi groups
A whirring sound is heard in the sky above Niamey, the capital of Niger. Several soldiers get into position ... hit by developments across the border," Ousmane Oumara, a local English teacher, tells me in the town's main market. "Things aren't like ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 29 May 2016 17:22:13 GMT
Wanda?s Picks for December 2017
At that time, I was teaching English at International Community School of Abidjan ... My mother has travelled in China and to Niger. After my daughter was born, I applied for a Fulbright Teaching Exchange and we spent a year in Zimbabwe.
Publ.Date : Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:27:00 GMT
US Peace Corps pulls out of Niger
The US government-funded organisation has had a presence in the West African state since 1962, when its first handful of volunteers arrived to teach English. Since then ... the Peace Corps said that all 98 of its Niger volunteers were ?safe and accounted ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 01:37:00 GMT
Oakland school board amends Ebonics policy
The revised resolution makes it clear that students will be taught standard English, not Ebonics. However, board members say they are not backing down from their intention to train teachers to recognize ... in West African and Niger-Congo languages and ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 15 Jan 1997 16:00:00 GMT
Niger: New Novel Tells of a Expatriate\'s Experience in Niger
As a young man in the late 1960s, he joined the Peace Corps to avoid the draft. Assigned to teach English in Niger, he was eager to seek out adventure, and he found it--from drugged-out American expatriates and mamba-filled forests to seductive African women.
Publ.Date : Thu, 04 Aug 2005 17:00:00 GMT