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New variant of Ebola virus detected

Researchers have published some initial findings on the characteristics of the Ebola virus discovered in Guinea. Initial virological investigations enabled them to identify Zaire ebolavirus as the pathogen responsible for this epidemic.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Gambia bans flights from Ebola-hit nations

Banjul - The Gambia has banned flights from Ebola-hit west African countries from landing in its territory, airport officials told AFP on Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

Bloody, naked, and on a rampage, woman destroys home

Glendale - A woman from Glendale Arizona went on bloody rampage after her boyfriend refused to have sex. The woman, who was naked at the time, sought revenge by destroying their home.
In the Media by Micki Hogan

Op-Ed: Gambian journalist flees country after jumping bail

Banjul - With the NSA collecting millions of domestic and foreign emails while eavesdropping on telephone calls made by everyone from Joe Six Pack to Angela Merkle it may be time we review our right to privacy and free speech in Western society.
In the Media by Larry Clifton - 2 comments

New law stifles free expression in the Gambia

Banjul - Critics are claiming an amendment to a Gambian Internet law will stifle free expression in the tiny West African dictatorship.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Nine Gambian prisoners face firing squad, others risk same fate

Despite a 27-year hiatus on the practice of carrying out executions, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's promise to carry out all death sentences by mid-September has resulted in nine prisoners being executed by a firing squad on Thursday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Gambia's beaches, its biggest draw, are disappearing Special

Banjul - Hotel managers in Gambia say without the beach the tourists will not come, but the beach is disappearing fast. It is a very serious state of affairs for a country that derives a major percentage of its income from tourism.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris - 2 comments

Gambia's historic slave fort is being lost to the rising tide Special

James Island’s grisly connections with the slave trade draw thousands of tourists to this shrinking patch of Gambia each year. But this heritage is now threatened by the rising tide.
Digital Journal Report by Lynn Morris

Historic telecom cable to link Africa to Europe Special

A 17,000 km-long fibre optic cable stretching from France to South Africa will be operational in the first half of 2012.
Digital Journal Report by Samuel Okocha

New top-10 list ranks countries on extent of ecological damage

Adelaide - The USA, China and Australia all share one thing in common today -- they have been found to be three of the top-ten most environmentally destructive countries in the world.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 3 comments

Study: African wars brought on by global warming

A controversial new study that looks at the effects of climate change on global conflicts says that Africa is about to experience a surge in civil wars.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 6 comments

African Sickle-Cell Anemia Deaths Heighten By Vaccine Shortage

Despite readily available vaccines, death rate of sickle-cell anemia in African children remains to be a growing concern, researchers said Thursday.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 1 comment

Homophobia and its impact on AIDS rates in Africa

In the newest HIV/AIDS study conducted by various researchers from Oxford University, the Population Council of Ghana and the Kenya Medical Research, they found how men who have sex with men have no safe access to relevant HIV/AIDS information.
In the Media by John Louie S. Ramos - 3 comments

Controversial ‘Pleasure Clinic’ to open in West Africa

The construction of a controversial clinic to offer surgery to victims of female genital mutilation is under way in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Fasso, West Africa and is expected to be completed by September this year, taking only six Months to construct.
In the Media by Natalie Peart - 3 comments

Google launches special sites and services for the Olympics

Google has added multiple sites and services to its various properties for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The company gives the latest updates and information that can be accessed worldwide.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

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