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Op-Ed: Ebola drugs are a 'long way off' from large-scale production

The announcement that World Health Organization (WHO) consultants have agreed that experimental Ebola drugs can be used to tackle the African outbreak made headlines. However drug companies cannot readily produce the medications in large supplies.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Is the full impact of Ebola yet to be felt?

Weak state capacity and poor public health infrastructure will hamper efforts to contain the escalating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to a new report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

WHO decides today to call Ebola an international emergency

An emergency committee of international health experts at the World Health Organization in Geneva has announced its decision to declare a global health emergency because of the four-country Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
In the Media by Sandy Dechert

Op-Ed: Ebola hype goes on

New York City - Even the New York Times thought it should do a local story on Ebola, not because there was one possible person suffering from it in the Big Apple, but because there are entire neighborhoods made up of the West African diaspora.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Summit sees US boost security assistance to Africa

Washington - The United States will step up its support for the African militaries battling Islamic extremists or conducting dangerous peacekeeping missions, President Barack Obama said.
In the Media by Paul Handley, Jerome Cartillier (AFP)

Obama: US and Africa should boost security cooperation

Washington - President Barack Obama said Wednesday the United States wants to help Africa fight extremist unrest and international terrorism, as a high-level summit turned to security challenges on the continent.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

Obama woos Africa with billions of dollars in deals

Washington - President Barack Obama announced billions of dollars in investment for Africa on Tuesday, as the United States challenges China and Europe's leading roles in the continent's economic emergence.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP) - 1 comment

Obama woos Africa with billions of dollars in deals

Washington - President Barack Obama announced billions of dollars in investment for Africa on Tuesday, as the United States challenges China and Europe's leading roles in the continent's economic emergence.
In the Media by Paul HANDLEY (AFP)

U.S. opens Africa summit with call for political tolerance

Washington - The United States urged African leaders on Monday to respect political differences, saying that core democratic principles are vital to achieving long-term economic growth.
In the Media by Jerome CARTILLIER, Shaun TANDON (AFP)

Outcasts and vexing guests at Obama's Africa summit

Washington - US President Barack Obama hosts an unprecedented gathering of African leaders next week with only four nations left off the guest list despite concerns over rights abuses in many countries.
In the Media by Nicolas Revise (AFP)

Safari in Malawi for a warm, friendly adventure (Videos)

Normally when speaking of safaris, people immediately think Kruger National Park, or the wilds of Kenya, but there are other unique and beautiful locations on the African continent, perfectly suited for the vacation of a lifetime.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Giant African snails seized by U.S. Customs agents at LAX

Los Angeles - Officials at Los Angeles International Airport recently confiscated a shipment containing 67 live giant African snails. The snails were being shipped from Nigeria to an address in Southern California likely for human consumption.
In the Media by Kevin Fitzgerald - 9 comments

New Ebola cases in two African nations

The U.N. health agency has reported about 50 new Ebola cases in Sierra Leone and Liberia. The disease, among the deadliest in the world, continues to spread across West Africa.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Dalai Lama concerned about all global issues Special

Pretoria - The Office of Tibet in South Africa has celebrated the birthday of the country’s spiritual leader, Tenzin Gyatso, better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, as well as introducing the new Representative, Nangsa Chodon.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

They need CAR’s diamond so they use the national army

The CAR diamond situation is reaching an international level as the armed forces are going against militias in a power struggle surrounding the control of diamonds.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

African rulers unite on giving themselves immunity to war crimes

African leaders have banded together to vote in favor of immunity to war crimes for their administrations. If this goes through they would have a free license to commit atrocities in many areas.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Food rations slashed for 800,000 African refugees: UN

Geneva - Nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa have had their food rations slashed due to a lack of global aid funding, threatening to push many to the brink of starvation, the UN warned on Tuesday.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

UN warns Britain over child voodoo victims, sex tourists

Geneva - Hundreds of children are believed to have been kidnapped in Africa and brought to Britain for brutal voodoo rituals, a UN watchdog said, urging London to do more to combat the scourge.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

Delta Airlines apologizes to Ghana for giraffe tweet

Delta Airlines sent out a tweet last night with a picture that was supposed to represent Ghana. Unfortunately that picture was of a giraffe. Giraffes do not live anywhere in Ghana.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Safari tourism rises in popularity across Africa

A new report highlights an increase in safari tourism to Africa. The increase is not only coming from traditional regions, like the U.S. and Europe, but also from "emerging markets." This increase is important for the pan-African economy.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

WHO: Alcohol kills millions per year

The World Health Organization (WHO) wants global governments to crack down after study shows that alcohol kills millions per year.
In the Media by Jessie McMullen - 2 comments

Nigeria's president optimistic about finding missing kids

Abuja - Nigeria should be able to recover more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from their school by Islamic militants last month, President Goodluck Jonathan said Sunday as a new offer of help arrived from Israel.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

China unveils $12 billion aid package for Africa

Lagos - China has announced a massive aid package for Africa and extended the offer to share the technology necessary to build a high-speed railway on the continent.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

China's premier Li Keqiang set for first Africa trip

Beijing - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to visit four countries in Africa on his first tour of the continent since assuming his position a little over a year ago, seeking to nurture a booming economic relationship.
In the Media by AFP

France, Germany unveil new partnership at EU-Africa summit

Brussels - African and European leaders held crisis talks Wednesday on the "terrifying" violence in the Central African Republic, where peacekeepers have been unable to stop a deadly spiral of Christian-Muslim strife.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP) - 1 comment

World Bank gives $73 million to fight ‘Energy Apartheid’

‘Energy Apartheid’: That’s the term World Bank President Jim Yong Kim used Tuesday to describe the lack of adequate access to energy in Africa as compared to the rest of the world.
In the Media by Bill K. Anderson

Crisis talks on CAfrica as mammoth EU-Africa summit opens

Brussels - African and European leaders hold crisis talks on the escalating violence in the Central African Republic on Wednesday as some 80 nations gather in Brussels for a key summit.
In the Media by Claire Rosemberg (AFP)

It's worth it: Beauty firms chase Africa cosmetics boom

Lagos - Nigeria's Kuddy Cosmetics began as a one-woman business run out of a suitcase, with Kudirat Fashola bringing beauty products back from the United States in her luggage.
In the Media by Ben Simon (AFP)

UK drugs firm GSK announces Africa investment

London - British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline on Monday announced a five-year investment programme for sub-Saharan Africa to fuel the company's growth and to serve an area with "pressing health needs".
In the Media by AFP

Booming demand for shea, African 'women's gold', reduces poverty

Abidjan - The fruit of the shea tree has long been considered sacred by many in Western Africa because of its myriad health benefits.
In the Media by Christophe Koffi (AFP)
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A South Sudanese train
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Peace Corps Orientation in Yaounde, Cameroon
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Explorer Julian Monroe Fisher
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