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Effective teaching and learning in Africa

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Effective teaching and learning in Africa
The Association for Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is an independent forum hosted by the African Development Bank for effective teaching and learning in Africa
Who is the ADEA and what do they do? Association for Development of Education in Africa or ADEA was established in 1988 and is a forum for policy dialogue, composed of all the Ministers of Education in Africa and 14 development partners. ADEA’s charge to the governments of Africa is to communicate that the overhaul of education is in their control for effective teaching and learning in Africa.
ADEA’s functions are to assist with fostering communication between the countries and sharing research information.ADEA works in different areas of education; higher education, technical and vocational skills development, early childhood development, non-formal education, the teaching profession, information and communication technology, books and learning materials,…

Fishing in West Africa

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In coastal communities across West Africa, fishing the ocean is a way of life and vital to providing incomes and nutrition, especially for the poor. West Africa waters are rich in fish of all varieties.

Despite this fact,  from Nigeria to Ghana, to Senegal, the fishing industry in these countries still grapple with challenges that limit production capacity and by extension, ability to meet the daily nutrition needs of West African families.
Over a billion people, most of whom are poor, depend on fish as a source of animal protein. Fish is the cheapest source of animal protein in the world and supports families by providing income, employment, and food security to West African communities. 
West Africa is gifted with abundant fish resources, supplying over 50 percent of the world’s fishing resources. However, most West African countries import fish instead of relying on the countries rich fishing waters for food and employment.
Although fishing in much of rural Africa tends to be overshad…

Joseph Jenkins Roberts First President of Liberia

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Joseph Jenkins Roberts First President of Liberia
Congress made the importation of slaves into the United States illegal in 1808.

Joseph Jenkins Roberts First President of Liberia Joseph Jenkins Roberts 1809-1876 was a wealthy Monrovia merchant who had emigrated in 1829 from Petersburg, Virginia, became the first black American Colonization Society (ACS) governor of Liberia Africa in 1841.


By Chic African Culture Roberts was born in 1809, the son of free blacks and the oldest of seven children.

In the year 1818 representatives were sent to West Africa to find a suitable location for the new “back to Africa” colony, but they were unable to persuade local tribal leaders to sell any territory. In 1820, 88 free black settlers and 3 society members sailed for Sierra Leone. They found shelter on Scherbo Island off the west coast of Africa.  
Congress made the importation of slaves into the United States illegal in 1808. In 1819, Congress passed an "Act in addition to …