'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
Student numbers per class can differ between the UK and Nigeria. Photo crop taken from Fizzr / Creative Commons
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.
'We Brazilian women have been able to conquer our space, although there is still some sexism and some barriers to be removed.' Premier Skills coach Geisa Silva Santos. Photo: British Council
The British Council and the Premier League have committed to an aim – in 2016 – of increasing the proportion of girls and women to 50% among all the young people taking part in Premier Skills. We spoke to two female coaches about the football and education programme in Brazil and Botswana.
Soldiers in the South Sudanese army learn English with the British Council (image credit: Joe MacDonald)
Claire Duly, the British Council's senior teacher in charge of teaching English to the Sudanese People's Liberation Army (SPLA) in South Sudan, explains what it's like to transform a former rebel movement into a modern standing army.