Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 18:08 PM EDT, 19 July 2015 MARSEILLE, France – How many of us could walk through the desert to sit outside of school because we had such a thirst for knowledge? Would you be motivated enough to gaze through a hole in mud and tin roof schoolhouse and stare at […]
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Alex Hamasaki, Student Intern Last Modified: 03:10 a.m. DST, 25 March 2013 BANGUI, Central African Republic – Rebels overthrew the Central African Republic’s President this Sunday. According to the Associated Press, the rebels, known as the coalition group Seleka, declared that the country has “opened a new page in its history.” President Francois Bozize fled […]
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 11:25 AM EDT, 6 September 2012 CHEVALINE, France – A horrific fate befell the family of an Iraqi-born Briton named Saad al-Hilli who was from Surrey in southern England. Saad, his wife, a grandmother, and two daughters were on holiday traveling through France when they were ambushed in an assassination […]
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Original post date: 21 May 2011 Last Modified: 20:44 PM EDT, 26 March 2012 Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been charged in France with “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring. PARIS, France – When the media reported on the attempted rape by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former managing director of […]
The ANI association has organized the “Fortnight of Children of Africa,” a conference where leading proponents of the movement will publicly debate the issues and concerns of education in Africa. This is the 4th year of that this event has been held and the theme is “Children of Africa, Children of the World.” Last year’s event was hosted by Rama Yade, a Senegalese French politician who has served in the government of France since 2007. Watch the video of her speech here.
Children are our most precious resource and we must ensure that all children regardless of their country of origin, religion or ethnicity are protected, nurtured, and availed of all the rights, privileges, freedoms and opportunities that are the hallmark of the best of humankind. The well worn statement that “it takes a village to raise a child,” is as apropos today in this technological world as it was when we lived in more pastoral environs. We are the village and though most of us live in virtual worlds, when we choose to be physically present and engaged with people, we are truly powerful and can make a difference.