Tuesday, 16 September 2014

West Africa: FACT SHEET: U.S. Response to the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa

[White House]As the President has stated, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and the humanitarian crisis there is a top national security priority for the United States. In order to contain and combat it, we are partnering with the United Nations and other international partners to help the Governments of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, and Senegal respond just as we fortify our defenses at home. Every outbreak of Ebola over the past 40 years has been contained, and we are confident that this one can—and w

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Liberia: Man, 62, Buried 21 Suspected Ebola Victims Without Protective Gear

[Analyst]A 62-year-old traditional oldman,SingbehDuwah, has told Journalists that he has buried twenty-one suspected Ebola bodies in the village of Balakerthela one of the quarantined communities in Bong County. The oldman told a team of reporters visiting Balakerthela recently that he embarked on the burial of the suspected Ebola bodies without the recommended personal protective equipment (PPEs) being used by health workers to conduct the disposed of Ebola suspected bodies.

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Nigeria: Oil Workers Begin Nationwide Strike As Conciliatory Meeting Ends in Deadlock

[This Day]Workers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Monday resolved to commence a nationwide strike today following the failure to reach an agreement with the management of NNPC on a number of issues they are in disagreement with.

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Africa: How to Boost Food Production in Africa

[IRIN]Addis Ababa -Smallholder farmers, who hold over 80 percent of all farms in sub-Saharan Africa, are struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperature and erratic rains, according to the 2014 Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR), released on 3 September in Addis Ababa.

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Nigeria: Rights Group - Boko Haram Subjects Children to Greater Violence

[VOA]Maroua -The rights group Watchlist released a report earlier this month that accused Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria of subjecting boys and girls to forced recruitment, detention, attacks at school, abductions, rape and other forms of sexual violence.

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South Africa: The New Radicals By Glenn Moss - a Generational Memoir of 1970s South Africa

[African Arguments]The New Radicals: A Generational Memoir of the 1970s, Jacana Media, Auckland Park, 2014:

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Africa: Chronically Hungry Numbers Decline

[VOA]Global hunger continues to decline. About 805-million people are reported to be chronically undernourished. That's down 209-million since the early 1990s.

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