LATEST FROM THE EASTERN & SOUTHERN AFRICA REGION
Regional update, February
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Peacebuilding, education and advocacy
Nelson Mandela said that ‘education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world’. The four articles that make up the latest PBEA newsletter illustrate the importance of education in peacebuilding.
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Sierra Leone, 23 February
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Ebola outbreak in West Africa
Yeabu Kalokoh, 18, is beaming with smiles as she holds her baby girl, Grace, and gently caresses her. The young mother and her nearly 2-year-old daughter share the terrible ordeal and the good fortune of escaping the deadly grip of the Ebola virus.
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Ethiopia, 23 February
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Girls' education
A music video for Soja’s ‘Shadow’, produced in collaboration with UNICEF, depicts a girl in Ethiopia who struggles against poverty, discrimination and local customs to go to school. Although the video may be unusual, the story is not.
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South Sudan, 20 February
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A school reopens
Returning to the classroom is a welcome occasion for students and teachers alike in one town in South Sudan, but continued conflict and displacement mean that their safety remains fragile.
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