UNESCO: Five Liberians get Chinese scholarships

Five Liberian graduate students have been awarded academic scholarships by UNESCO to study in China under the UNESCO and the People’s Republic of China Fellowship Scheme. The five students Blama Fully, Anna Siakor-Mbaku, Oliver Tokpah, Joseph Tukon and Jonah Woliwu Varmuwu will pursue their studies at the East China Normal University in the field of […]

West Africa: VISA holds fraud prevention workshop

Visa Inc., a global payments technology company, organized its first ever fraud prevention workshop dedicated to its West Africa-based clients and partners. Held in Dakar, Senegal the three-day workshop provided an in-depth look at the latest tools, information, and best practices for issuers and acquirers to effectively combat fraud. Workshop attendance was high, with thirty-two […]

Dadaab refugees caught in the middle

Nine years after completing high school in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp, Mohamed Abdullahi finally got a scholarship to study in Nairobi. But a security-related squeeze by the Kenyan authorities on refugee movements means his long-held dream of a university education is under threat. Dadaab, in northeastern Kenya, is what’s known as a closed camp. The […]