Actis invests $275m in pan-African HE network

Actis invests $275m in pan-African HE network

The Honoris United Universities platform will offer on-campus and distance learning degrees from member universities including the largest private higher education provider in Morocco, Ecolé Marocaine des Sciences de l’Ingénieur (EMSI), Université Centrale Group in Tunisia and the Management College of Southern Africa, a leading distance learning university. The platform currently serves 27,000 students but has aims to expand to 100,000 students as the network grows into west Africa, Luis Lopez, the newly appointed group CEO and former CEO of EMEA at Laureate International Universities, said. “Africa needs a healthy public…

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Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt – the greatest sprinter in history – says he could have had a better career if he’d been ‘more serious’

Usain Bolt’s career is a disappointment to nobody – except, perhaps, to Bolt himself. Speaking from the IAAF awards after winning male Athlete of the Year, Bolt said if he could go back in time, he would change one thing: taking his sport more seriously early in his career to have won more medals. “When I look back the only real thing I think I would change was to have got more serious more quickly,” Bolt said, according to Reuters’ Mitch Phillips. “I was relying more on my talent. If…

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Luis Suarez expresses desire to finish career at Barcelona but admits he is open to Ajax return ‘to say thanks for making me famous’

Luis Suarez expresses desire to finish career at Barcelona but admits he is open to Ajax return ‘to say thanks for making me famous’

Luis Suarez wants to stay at Barcelona until the end of his career but would also like to return to Ajax, even if it is just to say thanks. The Uruguayan forward has cemented himself as one of the world’s best strikers since moving to the Nou Camp two years ago and while he signalled his intentions to stay with the Catalan giants until he retires, he knows he ‘will have to keep playing at the highest level’ in order to do so. ‘All my dreams came true at Barcelona…

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Arm transplant recipient says he can now hold fiancee’s hand

Arm transplant recipient says he can now hold fiancee’s hand

A former Marine sergeant who underwent a double arm transplant at a Boston hospital says the best things about having arms again is that he can hold his fiancee’s hand and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a chef. John Peck started by thanking the anonymous donor during a news conference Wednesday at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His arms are scarred and move awkwardly but his doctors say he is making progress and they expect nine to 12 months of rehabilitation. Peck lost his legs and left arm when he…

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