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Reducing child deaths: the millennium development goal that is slipping away

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UN urges final push on global targets that have shown little improvement, notably those related to women and children (Reducing child deaths: the millennium development goal that is slipping away http://t.co/RuPJtDgzkk)...
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Western education not the cure for terrorism - DigiNews

Western education not the cure for terrorism - DigiNews | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Western education not the cure for terrorism
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Al-Azhar intended to be the center of a growing community of scholars who would promote the message of Peace in the world. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way.
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NSA says Snowden e-mails exempt from public disclosure

NSA says Snowden e-mails exempt from public disclosure | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
NSA tells me it has Edward Snowden's government e-mails, but won't release them publicly - http://t.co/zS7QD5Osyl
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South Sudan: EU imposes sanctions on military leaders - The Guardian

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South Sudan: EU imposes sanctions on military leaders
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The conflict has reopened deep ethnic tensions in the world's youngest country, which won independence from Sudan in 2011.
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Report faults aid funding institutions

Report faults aid funding institutions | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A new report has indicted the dealings of western-based public finance institutions in developed countries.
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Board to introduce teaching of indigenous African languages | The New Age Online

Board to introduce teaching of indigenous African languages | The New Age Online | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

Zandisile Luphahla

Since the world will be celebrating International Mother Tongue Day today, the Northern Cape Pan African South African Language Board will take cognizance of the efforts made by the Department of Basic Education to introduce the teaching of indigenous African languages at schools.

The board’s provincial manager, Boichoko Moremi, said their focus was mainly on previously marginalised indigenous African languages.

“Hence we will be visiting schools in the Galeshewe township in the morning that are teaching Sesotho, isiXhosa and Setswana for poetry, African literature, reading and motivation sessions on Mother Tongue Day and the importance of our languages.

“The relevance to Mother Tongue Day celebrations provincially would be a platform to also share with stakeholders the statistics South Africa 2011 census results on the language spread and profile in the province,” he said.


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Zandisile Luphahla

Since the world will be celebrating International Mother Tongue Day today, the Northern Cape Pan African South African Language Board will take cognizance of the efforts made by the Department of Basic Education to introduce the teaching of indigenous African languages at schools.

The board’s provincial manager, Boichoko Moremi, said their focus was mainly on previously marginalised indigenous African languages.

“Hence we will be visiting schools in the Galeshewe township in the morning that are teaching Sesotho, isiXhosa and Setswana for poetry, African literature, reading and motivation sessions on Mother Tongue Day and the importance of our languages.

“The relevance to Mother Tongue Day celebrations provincially would be a platform to also share with stakeholders the statistics South Africa 2011 census results on the language spread and profile in the province,” he said.

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Africa: Media Focus on Africa for Match-Fixing is Cause for Concern - AllAfrica.com

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Africa: Media Focus on Africa for Match-Fixing is Cause for Concern
AllAfrica.com
Recent media reports on match fixing have largely focused on African teams and they have their genesis from the Western mass media.
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Algeria's success in World Cup puts focus on Africa's failure - Financial Times

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Algeria's success in World Cup puts focus on Africa's failure
Financial Times
This World Cup, for the first time ever, two African teams reached the knockout rounds.
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African focus: Africa hosts world's most refugees: UN report - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

African focus: Africa hosts world's most refugees: UN report - Shanghai Daily (subscription) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
African focus: Africa hosts world's most refugees: UN report Shanghai Daily (subscription) "The international community has to overcome its differences and find solutions to the conflicts of today in South Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic and...
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Africa Makes History in World Cup 2014

Africa Makes History in World Cup 2014 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Soumya Chattopadhyay, Amy Copley and Amadou Sy recap Africa's historic showing in this year's World Cup games, following Algeria and Nigeria's advancement beyond the group phase of the tournament.
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The Miracle of Bulawayo - The Roar

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The Miracle of Bulawayo
The Roar
And in this place, the All Blacks were beaten by then Rhodesia. The score was 10-8. That is what the books say. That is a fact.
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The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media by Jose van Dijck

The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media by Jose van Dijck | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

The first critical history of social media Offers a new look at well-known platforms like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Wikipedia, and Flikr Provides a comprehensive view of the larger social and cultural trends underpinning social media Develops a new framework for understanding social media as a techno-cultural and socio-economic phenomenon

Social media has come to deeply penetrate our lives: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and many other platforms define many of our daily habits of communication and creative production. The Culture of Connectivity studies the rise of social media in the first decade of the twenty-first century up until 2012, providing both a historical and a critical analysis of the emergence of major platforms in the context of a rapidly changing ecosystem of connective media. Such history is needed to understand how these media have come to profoundly affect our experience of online sociality. The first stage of their development shows a fundamental shift. While most sites started out as amateur-driven community platforms, half a decade later they have turned into large corporations that do not just facilitate user connectedness, but have become global information and data mining companies extracting and exploiting user connectivity.
Author and media scholar José van Dijck offers an analytical prism to examine techno-cultural as well as socio-economic aspects of this transformation. She dissects five major platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Wikipedia. Each of these microsystems occupies a distinct position in the larger ecology of connective media, and yet, their underlying mechanisms for coding interfaces, steering users, and filtering content rely on shared ideological principles. At the level of management and organization, we can also observe striking similarities between these platforms' shifting ownership status, governance strategies, and business models.
Reconstructing the premises on which these platforms are built, this study highlights how norms for online interaction and communication gradually changed. "Sharing," "friending," "liking," "following," "trending," and "favoriting" have come to denote online practices imbued with specific technological and economic meanings. This process of normalization, the author argues, is part of a larger political and ideological battle over information control in an online world where everything is bound to become social. Crossing lines of technological, historical, sociological, and cultural inquiry, The Culture of Connectivitywill reshape the way we think about interpersonal connection in the digital age.

 

 

Readership: Students and scholars of: media studies, technology studies, music technology, cultural studies, anthropology, and sociology.

 

Source: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199970780.do

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'Develop weather, climate services' - Manica Post

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'Develop weather, climate services'
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THE development of weather and climate services is crucial in the present-day of climate change, the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate, Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has said.
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'SMEs should pay taxes' - Manica Post

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Manica Post 'SMEs should pay taxes' Manica Post Business analyst and director of PFT Consultant Consortium, a business consultancy firm, Mr Aaron Mushoriwa, said for there to be economic growth under the Zimbabwe Agenda for Sustainable...
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Chinese hackers breach database of all US government employees

Chinese hackers breach database of all US government employees | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In March, Chinese hackers successfully infiltrated the Office of Personnel Management, which holds personnel records for all US government employees, the New York Times reports. The hack was...
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African Commonwealth meeting looks to e-Government to promote development - Seychelles News Agency

African Commonwealth meeting looks to e-Government to promote development - Seychelles News Agency | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Seychelles News Agency African Commonwealth meeting looks to e-Government to promote development Seychelles News Agency (Seychelles News Agency) - Heads of public service and e-government units from eighteen African Commonwealth countries are...
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Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia - The Guardian

Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia - The Guardian | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The Guardian Urban population boom poses massive challenges for Africa and Asia The Guardian "Several decades ago most of the world's largest urban agglomerations were found in the more developed regions, but today's large cities are concentrated...
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The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Focus on Foreign Direct Investment - Brookings Institution (blog)

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The US-Africa Leaders Summit: A Focus on Foreign Direct Investment
Brookings Institution (blog)
In this second installment of the Africa Leaders Summit briefings, AGI examines the trends of U.S.
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African Innovation Summit focus on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation

African Innovation Summit focus on the African Strategy on Science, Technology and Innovation | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Sierra Leone News, Sierra Express Media, for your trusted place in news!
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Dambudzo Marechera Interview - His Life and Work: Back in Zimbabwe

Dambudzo Marechera was born on June 4 1952 in Rusape and baptised Charles William Marechera. His father, Isaac, was a trucker and mortuary attendant, and his...
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Media focus on Africa for match-fixing is cause for concern - The Conversation

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Media focus on Africa for match-fixing is cause for concern
The Conversation
Recent media reports on match fixing have largely focused on African teams and they have their genesis from the Western mass media.
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AU marks Day of African Child with focus on education to children - Shanghai Daily (subscription)

AU marks Day of African Child with focus on education to children - Shanghai Daily (subscription) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
AU marks Day of African Child with focus on education to children Shanghai Daily (subscription) In his remarks at the opening of the celebration today, Mustapha Sidiki Kaloko, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, reiterated that AU celebrates the...
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Rhodesia Johnson crowned Miss Teenager Bahamas - thebahamasweekly.com

Rhodesia Johnson crowned Miss Teenager Bahamas - thebahamasweekly.com | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Rhodesia Johnson crowned Miss Teenager Bahamas
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The statement on her Facebook page after winning said, "I Rhodesia R. Johnson have been crowned Miss Teenager Bahamas 2014-2015.
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We now count on TAZARA workers to get things done - IPPmedia

We now count on TAZARA workers to get things done - IPPmedia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
IPPmedia We now count on TAZARA workers to get things done IPPmedia The former British colony was then part of the Federation of Northern and Southern Rhodesia, under which the two countries cooperated very well in various fields, including...
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First Mutual to engage informal sector - NewsDay

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First Mutual to engage informal sector
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South Africa Mining Strategy To Unlock Transformation, Investment - Bernama

South Africa Mining Strategy To Unlock Transformation, Investment Bernama The new administration has a mandate to accelerate socio-economic transformation to ensure unemployment, poverty and inequality are tackled and addressed, he said when...
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