Money Matters: Teaching Kids the Value of a Dollar and Putting an End to the Comparison War

While it’s true that money isn’t everything, it does allow access to experiences that are important to raising healthy and well-rounded children. When families have more money, they can live in neighborhoods with better-funded schools and provide opportunities for their children to succeed outside of the classroom through music, drama and sports programs. But for […] source: https://www.ebony.com/life/family_parenting/money-matters-teaching-kids-the-value-of-a-dollar-and-putting-an-end-to-the-comparison-war/

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South Africa’s Eskom urgently needs turnaround plan: Moody’s

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s state power utility Eskom urgently needs a turnaround plan as its capital structure is unsustainable, credit ratings agency Moody’s said on Tuesday in a report which sent the rand to a two-month low. An Eskom logo is seen at the entrance of their head offices in Sunninghill, Sandton, file. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko A week ago Eskom reported a mammoth 20.7 billion rand ($1.39 billion) annual loss, and its outgoing chief executive said the firm needs to change its outdated business model to escape a “death spiral”.…

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Pakistan’s Khan calls for international intervention over Kashmir

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says his government will challenge an Indian move to change the constitutional status of India-administered Kashmir at the United Nations Security Council, urging the international community to intervene in the crisis or risk regional destabilisation. “We will raise this at every level, at the United Nations Security Council,” said Khan, addressing a joint session of Pakistan’s parliament in the capital, Islamabad, on Tuesday. “We are thinking of how we can go to the [International Court of Justice] through the UN Security Council ……

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Real Talk: You Need More Than Optimism To Be An African Returnee

There comes a time in an African Diasporan’s life when you have to choose: to stay or to go. For many, relocating can be a nerve-wrecking and paradigm shifting decision – and indeed, it is. You are literally uprooting yourself and setting up shop elsewhere. It may be ‘home’, your country of origin or birth, but it is often a landscape vastly different from what you may have become accustomed to. With the roar of slogans like “Africa Rising” or “Year of Return”, a feeling of optimism can propel one…

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Uganda: Bobi Wine Charged With ‘Annoying’ Ugandan President

Robert Kyagulanyi addresses journalists at his home in Magere, Wakiso District. Johannesburg — Singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, has been charged with intending to annoy, alarm or ridicule the president, reports BBC. These charges are in addition to treason charges he was charged with in 2018 for allegedly stoning a vehicle in President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy during an election rally in the northern town of Arua. Wine said in a Facebook post the troops tortured him and many of his colleagues in detention, and spared “no part…

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Boom Or Bust -Education Will Determine Africa’s Transformation

President Uhuru Kenyatta meets young Kenyan artists at the State House-Photo State House August 12, marks International Youth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘making education more relevant, equitable and inclusive’, is particularly apt for Africa. Consider this. Every 24 hours around 35,000 African youth are looking for work. The youth make up 37% of the working-age population in Africa, but 60% of the unemployed. Though Africa continues to post impressive gains in education enrolment rates, challenges of access, quality and relevance of education in the continent remain…

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CISO Africa Cape Town 2019

CISO Africa Cape Town 2019 is a peer-led conference for IT security, fraud and risk professionals. Showcasing pragmatic IT leaders’ strategies to mitigate threats, CISO Africa delivers high-level interactive discussions on the latest approaches and tactics to allay the bombardment of cyber-attacks and employ effective IT security management. From international keynote presentations, industry-diverse panels, private lunches and closed discussion groups, delegates will be giving the opportunity to discuss common cyber security concerns, learn about new innovative technologies, and gain a more holistic view of the leadership role of  the modern Chief Information…

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‘Clinical governance will boost healthcare outcomes’

Burdened with challenges of worsening morbidity and mortality rates, Nigeria’s healthcare sector should rise up to the demand for equity, transparency and accountability in healthcare delivery by enthroning clinical governance frameworks. This was the charge by Dr. Ademolu Owoyele, managing consultant with Harley and Wall Consulting, an international healthcare and business consulting firm. As governments at the state and federal levels increase efforts to improve the physical structures and ambience in health facilities, the most important critical success factor to healthcare quality, patient-cantered care and reduction in morbidity and mortality…

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