100 Best Universities in Africa: World University Web Ranking

Pursuing a higher education is relevant but much more important is the source and quality of the information you receive which shapes your knowledge (all things being equal which is never so anyway).

The world university rankings rate most of the major higher institutions across the globe. African Universities just like every other thing that can be ranked are highly subject to change, a few of the African universities have proven to be better than others in the same continent.

Below is the list of top 100 universities in Africa.

1. UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

2. UNIVERSITEIT STELLENBOSCH/ Stellenbosch University

3. CAIRO UNIVERSITY

4. UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

5. UNIVERSITY OF WITWATERSRAND

6. UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU-NATAL

7. UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA

8. UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE

9. RHODES UNIVERSITY

10. THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO

11. Makerere University, Uganda

12. Rhodes University, South Africa

13.University of Johannesburg, South Africa

14. University of Nairobi, Kenya

15. University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

16. Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

17. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan

18. University of Botswana, Botswana

19. University of Ghana, Ghana

20. Helwan University, Egypt

21. Ain Shams University, Egypt

22. Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco

23. University of Khartoum, Sudan

24. Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

25. Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

26. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

27. Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

28. Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal

29. Mogadishu University, Somalia

30. University of Namibia, Namibia

31. University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

32. University of Ibadan, Nigeria

33. Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia

34. University of Ilorin, Nigeria

35. Zagazig University, Egypt

36. Assiut University, Egypt

37. North-West University, South Africa

38. Université Mentouri de Constantine, Algeria

39. Presbyterian University College, Ghana

40. University of Benin, Nigeria

41. Universiteit van die Vrystaat, South Africa

42. Kenyatta University, Kenya

43. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène, Algeria

44. Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

45. Université de la Reunion, Reunion

46. Sudan University for Science and Technology, Sudan

47. Strathmore University, Kenya

48. The Hubert Kairuki Memorial University, Tanzania

49. Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

50. United States International University, Kenya

51. Université Abdelmalek Essadi, Morocco

52. Tanta University, Egypt

53. The German University, Cairo, Egypt

54. Université de Batna, Algeria

55. Université d’Alger, Algeria

56. South Valley University, Egypt

57. Menoufia University, Egypt

58. Al Azhar University, Egypt

59. Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen, Algeria

60. University of Mauritius, Mauritius

61. Central University of Technology, South Africa

62. Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

63. Université Hassan II – Aïn Chock Morocco

64. Université Hassan II – Mohammedia Morocco

65. Université Mohammed V – Souissi Morocco

66. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

67. Durban University of Technology, South Africa

68. Université Ibn Tofail, Morocco

69. University of Zambia, Zambia

70. University of Jos, Nigeria

71. Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem, Algeria

72. Université M’hamed Bouguerrade Boumerdes, Algeria

73. Nile University, Egypt

74. University of Education, Winneba Ghana

75. International University of Africa, Sudan

76. University of Fort Hare, South Africa

77. Université Mohammed V – Agdal Morocco

78. University of Limpopo, South Africa

79. Uganda Christian University, Uganda

80. Vaal University of Technology, South Africa

81. Université Hassan Ier, Morocco

82. Université Saad Dahlab Blida, Algeria

83. Walter Sisulu University, South Africa

84. Moi University, Kenya

85. Université Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fés, Morocco

86. MISR University for Science and Technology, Egypt

87. Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar

88. October 6 University, Egypt

89. École Nationale Polytechnique, Algeria

90. Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Mohamed Boudiaf d’Oran, Algeria

91. Egerton University, Kenya

92. Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

93. Université Djillali Liabes, Algeria

94. University of Cape Coast, Ghana

95. Université d’Oran, Algeria

96. University of Garyounis, Libya

97. National University of Rwanda, Rwanda

98. Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

99. University of Zulu land, South Africa

100. Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Rwanda

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WOW!! 50% Scholarship Available In European University Of Lefke

The European University of Lefke is a non-profit university founded in 1990 by the Cyprus Science Foundation. The “philosophy” of the EUL is “science and education are universal in our age,” thus the EUL provides a broad range of contemporary education and is committed to maintaining international standards of excellence with all degree programmes accredited and recognized by the higher education authorities around the world.

EUL is an international university with a population of about 4000 students from 35 different countries and has distinguished and experienced academic staff from around the world. The medium of instruction is English. EUL offers 7 Associate, 38 Undergraduate and 18 Postgraduate programmes.

The worldwide recognition of the European University of Lefke is obtained by the accreditation of the Higher Education Council of the Republic of Turkey (YÖK). Within this framework of YÖK accreditation, EUL students have the opportunity to transfer to other international universities all over the world. The European University of Lefke is one of the best tuition opportunities for international students for its lowest fees.

EUL has a range of agreements and memorandums of understanding signed with UK, USA, European, Asian and Turkish universities. Besides international partnership with other universities, the University is a member of various worldwide prestigious associations in the Higher Education Sector.

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6 Essential Ways to Pick Your University Abroad in 2019

There are a million and one things to consider when making one of the biggest decisions of your life: where should you study abroad? with so many  program types and destinations available to you, and the long check list of tasks you need to complete before actually heading overseas, it can be difficult to decide where to start. Get yourself organized with these five steps that will help you plan ahead for your time abroad.

If you’re going to seize the opportunity to see the world, you might as well do it on your own terms. Doing your research and comparing study abroad programs beforehand make big difference on the experience you’ll have in your program. As an investment of your time and money, it’s important to do your due diligence and weigh all the options available to you. Besides nobody wants to take a trip that wasn’t worth their time because when it comes to travel we’re all about having no regrets.

1. Select your desired discipline

So, you have a clue about what you want to study and need to find the place where they will give you the training you want. You might find places that offer some interesting interdisciplinary Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes, or specializations you may not have thought about.

2. Decide where you’d like to study

Chances are that you’ve already thought about a specific place where you would like to move and study. Even if you don’t know from where to start, you might want to do some research, checking countries and cities that have the most or all the desired traits, whether it’s the type of study programme, the facilities, the transport, living cost, or weather.

Nevertheless, if one of your main criteria is geography, you should try and narrow it down using other pertinent factors, such as career opportunities, financial options or application requirements. If you haven’t thought about researching the location, it may be best to effectively reduce the search to a handful of possibilities.

3. Use the best search engines for international degrees

Given that there are a few huge factors to consider (and many small ones) when deciding what university to enroll in, you should carefully search the ideal option for what you are looking for.

The best way to manage this lengthy and sometimes frustrating process is to use a well-informed professional platform for higher education, ideal for quick web navigation between study options, categories and filters.

4. Check the International University Rankings

Another obvious way to look at it is by asking “Which are the best universities?, but things aren’t as simple as that. There are many diverse ranking systems, created by several organisations that use different metrics to come up with their top university lists.

5. Research the most affordable degrees

It’s no secret that studying abroad may cost a lot, so you need to pay attention to the overall price of the study programmes available. And this means the tuition fees, especially: there are programmes with small or no tuition fees, as well as some institutions that, for a substantial amount of money, will ensure you the best and most reputable degree you can find.

6. Find out how others experienced studying abroad

If you have your doubts about experimenting with study programmes and universities that, while matching your other criteria on paper, still seem wrong, you need to see what previous international students, in a similar position, have experienced.

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23 Passports “Misplaced” By Pak High Commission Declared Lost

The Government of India has received information that a total of 23 passports have been misplaced by the High Commission of Pakistan in New Delhi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

To prevent misuse of these misplaced passports, all the documents had been declared as ‘lost’ in the passport database, she said in response to a starred question in the Lok Sabha.

The minister added that all passport issuing authorities had been instructed to ensure that if these applicants applied for reissue of passports, caution might be exercised while processing their passport applications.

It is learnt that these passports belonged to Sikh pilgrims who wanted to visit gurudwaras in Pakistan, including Kartarpur Sahib, where the Pakistan government held the foundation-laying ceremony of a corridor in November.

Several of these passport holders have filed FIRs with the police after which the issue was brought to the notice of the External Affairs Ministry. The ministry has now moved to revoke all missing passports and has also taken up the issue with the Pakistan mission.

Pakistan has denied that any of its officials was responsible for the missing passports.

All 23 passports had been collected by a travel agent and submitted to the Pakistani mission for visa. Describing it as a serious matter, an official said all necessary action to prevent the misuse of the missing passports had been taken.

Photos: Jair Bolsonaro sworn in as President of Brazil

Jair-Bolsonaro

Right-wing nationalist Jair Bolsonaro has been congratulated by Donald Trump after being sworn in as president of Brazil.

The former army captain – whose rise to prominence has been marked by divisive rhetoric and derogatory remarks about women, gay people and ethnic minorities – was inaugurated in the capital Brasilia on New Year’s Day.

He has promised a crackdown on corruption, drugs and violent crime that saw 63,000 people killed in Brazil last year, as well as close alignment with the US and business-friendly economic policies.

The 63-year-old – who has been dubbed the “Trump of the Tropics” because of his views – said in his address that his country had been “liberated from socialism and political correctness” now that he had taken power.

He told Brazil’s 210 million people that “we have a great nation to rebuild” and promised that he had put together a talented team of ministers to do just that.

Jair Bolsonaro waves at Congress before he is sworn in as Brazil's new president
Image:Mr Bolsonaro waves at Congress before he is inaugurated as Brazil’s new president

Following the ceremony on Tuesday, Mr Bolsonaro received well wishes from his US counterpart, who tweeted that he had delivered “a great inauguration speech”.

Mr Trump tagged the Brazilian in his message, which ended: “The USA is with you!”

Responding in a tweet that has been pinned to the top of his account, Mr Bolsonaro said: “I truly appreciate your words of encouragement. Together, under God’s protection, we shall bring prosperity and progress to our people!”

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was present at the historic inauguration ceremony on behalf of the US, which was also attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Mr Netanyahu tweeted upon his arrival in Brasilia to congratulate his “friend” Mr Bolsonaro, who has said he plans to move the Brazilian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Mr Bolsonaro waved to crowds of supporters draped in Brazilian flags as he made his way to the presidential palace in an open-top Rolls-Royce, alongside his wife Michelle.

The president saluted his supporters on his way to his inauguration
Image:The president saluted his supporters on his way to his inauguration

Dozens of guards on horses surrounded the couple, with 3,000 police officers patrolling the event alongside military tanks, fighter jets and even anti-aircraft missiles.

Journalists were made to arrive at locations around the palace seven hours before the festivities began, and many complained on Twitter of officials confiscating food they had brought for the wait.

The increased security came at Mr Bolsonaro’s request, as he was stabbed in the stomach at a rally in September as opponents took issue with some of his divisive rhetoric.

Mr Bolsonaro received huge backing during the election from conservative sectors of Brazil, including Christian evangelical churches, but has made a string of controversial comments over the years.

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In 2014, he told federal deputy Maria do Rosario at the chamber of deputies that he would not rape her because “you are not worthy of it”.

Three years prior, he said he would “rather his son die in a car accident than be gay”.

Mr Bolsonaro has also said he is “in favour” of torture, has appeared to advocate the sterilisation of poor people, and is an outspoken supporter of the military regime that led Brazil from 1964 to 1985.

He has faced charges of inciting rape and for hate crimes because of his comments, but his law-and-order rhetoric and plans to ease gun control managed to resonate with many voters.

His victory stopped a streak of four consecutive presidential election wins by the left-leaning Workers’ Party and is the highlight of a political career that saw him spend almost 30 years in Congress.

Six killed in Train Accident on Bridge Linking Two Main Islands in Denmark

Six people were killed in a train accident on a bridge linking two of Denmark’s main islands on Wednesday, train operator DSB said.

Local media reported a passenger train braked suddenly after being hit by objects or tarpaulin from a freight train travelling in the opposite direction.

Police said 16 people were injured, out of a total of 131 passengers and three crew on board.

A police spokesman said the passenger train had been “hit an unknown object” but did not comment further.

Brewing company Carslberg confirmed the freight train was transporting their goods between its Fredericia brewery and Copenhagen.

The passenger train was heading towards capital Copenhagen – having departed from the city of Odense – when the accident happened around 8am local time on Wednesday.

Heidi Langberg Zumbusch, who had just boarded the train and taken her seat when the accident happened, said there was a “loud crash and the windows started smashing onto our heads”.

“We flew down onto the floor, and then the train stopped,” she told Denmark’s public broadcaster DR.

“We were lucky. The people in the carriage in front of us were not so lucky.”

The road and rail bridge is part of a transport system consisting of a road suspension bridge and a railway tunnel.

It had been closed to cars overnight because of strong winds but trains could pass.

The 18km (11 mile) link carries around 21,000 train passengers and more than 27,000 vehicles every day.

It is also part of infrastructure that links Denmark and Sweden to Germany.

Police keep guard after a train accident on the Great Belt Bridge in Denmark
Image:There were strong winds in the area on Wednesday

The bridge was closed on Wednesday for both trains and vehicles towards Funen, but opened for car traffic towards Zealand again with a 31mph (50kph) speed limit.

A severe storm was making it difficult for emergency services to reach the passenger train, although an emergency centre was set up in the town of Nyborg at the western end of the bridge.

Nobody Can ‘Dictate’ to China Amid Trade War with US – China’s President, Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping

China’s president, Xi Jinping said Beijing won’t be told what to do, in a veiled jab at US demands amid the ongoing trade war.

“No-one is in a position to dictate to the Chinese people what should or should not be done,” Mr Xi said in a highly anticipated speech to mark 40 years since landmark economic reforms.

Speaking at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, he said a country the size of China – 1.4 billion people with a $13 trillion economy – can only grow by paving its own way.

The president also addressed warnings over China’s growing power, suggesting Beijing should not seek to dominate the world order.

“China’s development does not pose a threat to any country,” he said. “No matter how far China develops, it will never seek hegemony.”

Mr Xi’s 1.5-hour speech seemed will be seen as an attempt to stifle criticism, particularly from the US, about Beijing’s ambition to grow global clout. Washington has demanded China allow for open, free markets and to play more fairly on the global stage, including halting corporate espionage.

Other nations have also sounded an alarm bell over China’s $1 trillion Belt and Road policy, an infrastructure investment plan meant to boost ties with other countries that critics say will lead to debt diplomacy.

But Mr Xi reminded that “the world needs China for global prosperity”, adding that the world’s second-largest economy would not develop “at the expense of other countries’ interests”.

The speech was an opportunity for Mr Xi to shore up confidence in Beijing’s ability to manage an economic slowdown. China, already experiencing its slowest pace of growth since the financial crisis, has fallen under further strain given trade tensions with the US.

But rather than take the opportunity to unleash concrete new economic policies, Mr Xi touted the party line by stressing that Communist Party strategies thus far were “absolutely correct”.

China has faced criticism for its over-emphasis and support of its notoriously wasteful and inefficient state-owned enterprises over the more innovative private sector.

“President Xi was perhaps unsurprisingly long on rhetoric and short on details,” said Tom Rafferty, regional manager for China at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

“There will be a disappointment … that Xi did not give clearer signals about the direction of future economic reform at a time when the Chinese government’s commitment to market liberalisation is seen to have waned,” Mr Rafferty wrote in a research note.

Still, Mr Xi made clear the Communist Party was in control, and would remain so in the foreseeable future, going so far as to say all ethnic groups should unite under the party umbrella, perhaps a nod to human rights concerns over China’s detention of one million Uighur Muslim minorities in concentration camps.

“Whether it’s the Party, the government, the army, ordinary people or students, the east, west, south, north, or the center, the Party leads everything,” Mr Xi said.

Source: The Telegraph.