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Questioning the importance of English language proficiency tests
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Politics and Society Questioning the importance of English language proficiency tests

Many African countries use English as the official language, which is also the medium of instruction in schools. However, it is shocking that Africans from Anglophone speaking countries have to prove their proficiency despite years of education. Applicants who wish to attend British and U.S. institutions have to pay a hefty amount to write or retake international proficiency exam IELTS or TOEFL.

The age of European enlightenment: The city of Hamburg apologises for its role in African genocide
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Politics and Society The age of European enlightenment: The city of Hamburg apologises for its role in African genocide

In a recent reception in Hamburg, Germany, Senator Dr Carsten Brosda addressed the atrocities Germany had inflicted on German South and West Africa, as well as those perpetrated by the City of Hamburg. “There is no doubt that the war of extermination in German South West Africa constituted a war crime and genocide.”