'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

'Many children in Zambia face obstacles to complete their education.' Photo by Alex Berger on Flickr under Creative Commons.

What's it like to teach in a school in Zambia? How much do Zambian children value education? Eloise Skinner answers on her return from a trip to Zambia through the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme, which partners UK schools with schools around the world.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

'Viruses are strange creatures in that they are not exactly living organisms and not exactly non-living organisms either.' Photo by Novartis AG on Flickr under Creative Commons licence.

What exactly is a virus and how does it behave in the human body? Raven Motsewabangwe, winner of FameLab in South Africa - a competition to find new voices of science across the world - will join the international finals in Cheltenham on 3-5 June 2014. Here, he gives a summary of his winning presentation, which compares viral infections to

'Lagos could be a lover, a friend, a shaman, an adversary, a politician, an illusion or the dream of a dreamer.' Photo by William Muzi, Creative Commons licence.

'Lagos could be a lover, a friend, a shaman, an adversary, a politician, an illusion or the dream of a dreamer.' Photo by William Muzi, Creative Commons licence.

'Lagos could be a lover, a friend, a shaman, an adversary, a politician, an illusion or the dream of a dreamer.' Photo by William Muzi, Creative Commons licence.

Two Lagosian writers explain what’s special about their city and how they captured that in stories performed as plays at the Lagos Theatre Festival last weekend. The stories had been selected as part of a British Council competition in 2013.

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

Photo of South Sudan evacuation courtesy of US Army Africa on Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons

British Council South Sudan country director Tony Calderbank writes about the evacuation from South Sudan soon after fighting broke out last month.

Student numbers per class can differ between the UK and Nigeria. Video still: British Council

Student numbers per class can differ between the UK and Nigeria. Video still: British Council

Student numbers per class can differ between the UK and Nigeria. Video still: British Council

The British Council's Connecting Classrooms project teams UK schools with schools around the world. Here, two teachers from secondary schools in Nigeria and the UK respectively talk about how their partnership has worked.