Rwandan rape survivors and their children, 25 years later

A Rwandan woman and her 25-year-old daughter are photographed together as part of the book “Rwandan Daughters.” As with most children conceived after rape, the daughter has never known her father. She recalls being embarrassed at school when she could not answer a teacher’s questions about him. Editor’s note: The Rwandan survivors of rape and their children featured in this article are not named as a courtesy to protect their identities. The distances between the women in the photographs hint at the challenges in their relationships. They share the same…

China’s influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin

(CNN) — Inside a brightly-lit classroom, around 20 schoolchildren are enthusiastically singing the Chinese national anthem. That song is followed by another tune in Chinese — one typically sung during the Lunar New Year. But this scene is not taking place in a Chinese school but at Lakewood Premier school, thousands of kilometers away in Nairobi. Here, schoolchildren are learning Mandarin, a language spoken by nearly 1 billion people almost 8,000 kilometers away from their home. Sandra Wanjiru, 13, is one of hundreds of African schoolchildren who are increasingly proficient…

BATTLING ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION

It is no secret that all of us, at some point in life, have voluntarily put aside or delayed doing something to a later time. So long as we remain human, we have had our own taste of procrastination. Academic procrastination has proved to be the most prevalence. Possibly, 95% of students fall victims. Causes. Psychology argues that pleasure principle may be responsible for procrastination. This is where a person chooses avoidance and delay to emotional and stressful tasks. As the deadline for such tasks grows nearer, the need for…