Ethiopia and Angola Double Numbers of Girls in School Over a Decade
18 NOVEMBER 2013
A report issued on Monday (November 18) by the African Child Policy Forum, a research institute based in Ethiopia, shows that the number of girls enrolling in primary school has soared across Africa in the last decade.
With primary education now free in all but five African countries, the numbers of children attending primary school have risen sharply with Ethiopia and Angola showing the most dramatic improvements.
In Ethiopia, girls' enrollment rose to 83 percent from 41 percent between 2000 and 2011, while Angola saw an increase to 78 percent from 35 percent. The figures remain lower for secondary education. Overall across Africa the report noted 26 percent of girls and 30 percent of boys attend secondary school while 78 percent of girls and 83 percent of boys attend primary school.
The report also noted the impressive reduction of child deaths across Africa. Between 2008 and 2011, Rwanda reduced child mortality by more than 52 percent, and Liberia by more than 47 percent. Niger, Ethiopia, Guinea and Madagascar also recorded significant gains. The report suggested this might well be "the fastest decline in child mortality the world has seen for at least three decades."
The report said political commitment, rather than the wealth of a country, was the key factor in improving the lives of its children. The report identified the most child friendly countries as Mauritius, South Africa, Tunisia, Egypt, Cape Verde, Rwanda, Lesotho, Algeria, Swaziland and Morocco; and the least child-friendly countries as Chad, Eritrea, São Tomé and Príncipe, Zimbabwe, Comoros, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire and Mauritania.
RASTAFARI ORDERED TO VACATE PINNACLE BY JANUARY 31, 2014 Resident
Magistrate Vashti Chatoor 13/11/13
Tuesday November 19, 2013
On November 13, 2013 Resident Magistrate Vashti Chatoor in the Spanish Town RM Court ordered that Rastafari vacate the premises at Pinnacle by January 31, 2014.
Pinnacle lot 199 the Pinnacle of Pinnacles was declared National Heritage on September 12 , 2013 and as such is protected under The Jamaica National Heritage Trust Act. Today, Hodesh spoke with Mr Dorrick Gray at the Jamaica National Heritage Trust and he was unaware of any changes. He will reason with Ms Lisa Grant and update the foundation.
Sister Hodesh also spoke with our attorney Barry Frankson today and I need to request and receive from the National Heritage Trust tomorrow a certified copy of the National Heritage Trust Declaration to file our appeal in the appeals court.
***I need to reason on the moving forward with donations from the family of at least $200 each and other directors and supporters donate whatever they can by December 5, 2013 to get this appeal filed. Sister Fan’eye would help with an updated petition and a paypal or other account to raise funds specifically to pay the attorney at this time.
We need to keep our eyes on the prize and rise to the defence of The King of Kings Living Self Reliance. And, this is probably best thing that has happened to a now decadent people, Karma.
We need to assemble our legal and media teams reaching across all borders and boundaries making the alliances with those of like minds as we fight for Pinnacle and our Ivine rights as Aethiopians.
Our attorney… Frankson B E 9 Church Street, Jamaica – (876) 922-3768
Ras Prof I will reason with the idren at the all mansion gathering on December 1, 2013 in Trench Town. Again, the board will gather with 24-48 hours notice to address this dire emergency.
Thanks again for your love and strength.
Pinnacle consists of over 500 acres of land and is located in Sligoville, St. Catherine, Jamaica. It is a gift of love to the RasTafari Nation by Leonard P. Howell who purchased the property from the previous owner Mr. Albert Chang in the late 1930’s. Today the RasTafari Nation is in danger of loosing this Heritage site and need your help to save Pinnacle.
DARC is calling for international support so that Pinnacle is returned to its rightful owners the Great RasTafari Nation.
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION HERE
“Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
These words of H.I.M. Haile Sellassie 1st illuminate the accomplishments of the “Book Liberator,” Ras Seymour Mclean, who walked the walk. Ras Mclean, it was your selfless service to the Great African Nation that enabled so many of us to become conscious of the Maqdala's Loot.
In these times of trial and tribulation we, the Diaspora African RasTafari Congress (DARC), extend to your family, loved ones and friends our deepest of condolences and through thick and thin we are here for you. Although there are no words we can offer that will make this any easier, we want you to know that the times that Ras Seymour Mclean spent with us here in the Americas were priceless.
DARC is, indeed, privileged to know such an adorable, honorable and exemplary RasTafari Brethren. He spoke of brighter days where Black liberation and emancipation would be realized. He was industrious, creative, and joyful even in times of pain. Ras Seymour gave I & I love, wisdom, laughter, and we are honored to have so many fond memories. There is no way he will ever be forgotten. “Observe that anyone who dies for his country is a fortunate man, but death takes what it wants, indiscriminately, in peace-time as well as in war. It is better to die
with freedom than without it.”
"Weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning."
May he rest in Divine Love, and above, all rise in Eternal Glory. Walk Good Ras Mclean, in your ancestral trod.
Ras Dr. Jah B.
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