Girl-friendly: new toilet facilities at the Ga’an Libah school in Somaliland.NGO Africa Educational Trust

A toilet makes a difference

Girls in Somalia now have a better chance of completing their education. Katharina Wecker explains.

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NI 465 - How the war on pirates became big business - September, 2013
Head in the books: do standardized exams have anything to offer students?Jake Lyell/Alamy

Argument: Are exams bad for children?

Teachers Stephanie Schneider and Matt Christison go head-to-head.

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NI 464 - Debt - a global scam - July, 2013
Thousands took to the streets in Montreal, Canada, last May to protest against the tuition fee increase.Blouin Normand / ABACA / Press Association Images

Québec’s Maple Spring

Richard Swift says Canada's wave of pots-and-pans protests signal the first major rupture with the austerity agenda.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Are religious schools bad for society?

Are religious schools bad for society?

Humanist Andrew Copson and feminist Catholic theologian Tina Beattie go head-to-head - read their arguments and join the debate.

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NI 447 - Banking on Hunger - November, 2011
Land just outside Addis Ababa which Asfaw and his pupils have cleared in preparation for building the Moya.

Post script: The Moya

Since completing this article, Asfaw Yemiru has finalised plans for putting his new educational ideas into practice. Alex Brodie describes the "Moya" which Asfaw and his pupils will soon begin building.

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NI 1 - World food crisis - March, 1973
Crying in the wilderness

Crying in the wilderness

The author of this article, Asfaw Yemiru, is one of Africa's most extraordinary men. At the age of 10, he was an illiterate beggar-boy on the streets of Addis Ababa. Today, aged 28, he is headmaster of a free school for over 3,000 poor children. Not content with this achievement, Asfaw is now moving his school towards a new concept of education which could have significance not just for Ethiopia but for many other parts of both the developing and the developed world.

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NI 1 - World food crisis - March, 1973

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Time to rethink disability November, 2013
How the war on pirates became big business September, 2013
Debt - a global scam July, 2013
Co-operatives July, 2012
Banking on Hunger November, 2011
World food crisis March, 1973
World food crisis March, 1973
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