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Oct 20th, 2014
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by Alatenumo Inc Ever since the Ebola plague reared its head in some parts of West Africa a few months ago, the world has been in panic mode. Almost 9,300 people have been infected with nearly 50% of the victims dying. The medical resources in the affected countries have been stretched to the limit w...
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Oct 9th, 2014
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(This story was first published by GroundUp.) The driver puts his fist on the hooter insistently, indicating to oncoming vehicles, people and animals to move out of our path, which is obscured by lush forest at every corner. We twist and turn on the dirt road, the tyres kicking up clods of mud. It ha...
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Sep 15th, 2014
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Akong Charles Ndika Correspondent A surprise press conference held last month by Emory University Teaching Hospital stands out as a rare bright moment in the fight against an uncontrollable Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa. ZMAPP, an untested serum-based therapy in humans, was successfully adminis...
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Sep 12th, 2014
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Athlete Oscar Pistorius is facing jail after being found guilty of the manslaughter of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. South African High Court judge Thokozile Masipa had earlier said the 27-year-old Olympian had been ‘negligent’ in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year when he f...
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Aug 19th, 2014
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By Jeff Roquen At the end of the Cold War a quarter of a century ago, a little-known army officer – Omar al-Bashir – conducted a coup d’etat in Sudan. Despite attempts to introduce and enforce Sharia law throughout the country, the religiously syncretic, non-Arab populations in the western and ...
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Aug 4th, 2014
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By Misha Boutilier The Central African Republic (CAR) continues to experience grave insecurity despite the presence of a powerful, French-led peacekeeping force since December 2013. Commentators often call for more troops to improve the security situation, but in fact the most sustainable solution fo...
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Jul 28th, 2014
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By Dr. David Leffler In June 2014, Libya held its second election since Col. Gaddafi’s overthrow, but the hoped-for stability is still elusive. Libya has had five governments since the 2011 revolution and despite the June elections turmoil continues to reign. Warring militias continue their bat...
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Jul 23rd, 2014
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By Debbie Ariyo Today, 22 July, marks 100 days since the abduction of almost 300 girls by terrorists from their school dormitory in Chibok, North East Nigeria. Since then, some of the girls managed to escape from their abductors. However, most of them remain in captivity with reports of mass rape, se...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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Why the arrest of Addis Ababa’s most vocal critics is a huge embarrasment for the West By Martin Plaut, Foreign Policy. Tall metal gates guard a courtyard just off a busy street north of London’s financial district. The area, once down and out, is today much sought after, but scattered be...
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Jul 21st, 2014
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By Beyene, B.M.* In 2011, the Ethiopian government announced its plan to construct the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) on the Blue Nile. Acknowledging the difficulty to get funding from foreign sources (mainly due to Egypt’s campaign against any project on the Nile in the upstream countries), ...