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Short Stories to Counter Violent Extremism

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Zineb Benalla, director of the Transnational Initiative Countering Violent Extremism, heads up the independent think tank — established in April 2015 in Casablanca, Morocco, to counter violent extremism and build peace — and spearheaded the effort to introduce education-based projects for youth resilience to violent extremism in Timbuktu, a city in the West African nation of Mali as well as Gao, located on the River Niger.

Why Does So Little Foreign Aid Go to Support Universities?

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Between 2002 and 2013, approximately US$42.6 billion was given in foreign aid by the world’s richest countries to support higher education in developing countries. That may sound like a lot, but the total amount spent on foreign aid in that period was US$1.6 trillion – dwarfing higher education to just 2.7% of the total.

Sorbonne on Virtues of being French

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The French have a reputation for their enviable lifestyle and smug confidence in their superiority. Books on why French women don’t get fat and the beautiful behaviour of French children have reinforced the image. Now the Sorbonne, one of the world’s most elite universities, is inviting Britons to France to be lectured about the virtues of being French. Aimed at expats, students and retired couples, the summer course will be taught in English and French, to appeal to Francophiles across the Channel. 

Michelle Obama to Visit East London School and Drink Tea with Prince Harry

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When the strains of raising two teenage girls while serving as First Lady get too much, Michelle Obama knows she has a place she can go to find support. In a modest suite on the third floor of the White House lives Marian Robinson, Mrs Obama’s 77-year-old mother and a bedrock of stability for America’s most famous family.

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