Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls Still Missing - Borno Official

Nigerian army: Military authorities last night admitted that none of the abducted Borno schoolgirls had been rescued, a day after claiming that troops had freed all but 8 of the 129 students. more»

AllAfrica is running a year-long series produced by PRI's The World called School Year: Learning Poverty and Success in a South African Township. The special series follows the fortunes of the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT) - a public high school serving families in one of South Africa's largest and most densely populated townships, Khayelitsha.

A short video introduction to the students, teachers and issues that PRI's The World reporter Anders Kelto is profiling in this year-long series.

Meet the woman behind a South African high school's success

On a recent morning, Phadiela Cooper closed the door to her office. She is the principal at the Centre of Science and Technology (COSAT), a public high school near Cape Town, South Africa. A nervous ninth-grader stood in the corner. “You are in serious trouble,” Mrs. Cooper said to the girl. read more »

Our Guest Teacher Tweeters

The team at The World has created a twitter account - @PRISchoolYear - and they are handing over the keys to teachers around the world. read more»

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A South African teen receives an unexpected gift from America

Sive has had a year of tremendous ups and downs. First, he traveled to Washington, DC, through a prestigious leadership program. Then, a few weeks after he returned to South Africa, his mother passed away. His father had died years before, which meant that Sive, at age 17, was now in charge of his own home. He and his brother were living on $30 a month – and struggling. read more »

South African teens — those 'born free' — talk about Mandela

Nelson Mandela visited the city in 1990, the same year he was released from prison. And during that visit, he stopped at a local high school where he was scheduled to speak. Thousands of students, teachers and parents waited in a packed auditorium for Mandela, who was running very late, to arrive. read more »

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