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Lupita Nyong'o, Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo at the U.S. premiere of Queen of Katwe, September 20, 2016. (Photo/Disney/FB).

Why Did More Ugandan Students Pass A Math Exam After Watching The Hollywood Movie ‘Queen of Katwe’?

From Uganda, Madagascar, to Ethiopia, experiments show that an inspiring, relatable figure in a movie can help students do better in test scores.


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In a country with 55 million people, 34 million are going without some of the basic necessities, like housing, transport, food, heating and proper clothing. (Photo/Willem van Valkenburg/Flickr).

South Africa Sees Startling Rise In Poverty: In Last 5 Years 3 Million More People Have Fallen Through The Cracks

The decline in living standards has occurred despite the extension of social grants to two million more recipients in the past five years.