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EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

EBOLA: Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the virus’s path—and the psychological contagion that […]

Boko Haram: Sons of Anarchy

Boko Haram: Sons of Anarchy

By Alex Preston | The AfricaPaper Photos by Sunday Alamba In northern Nigeria, radical Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram is facing a vigilante backlash from armed young men with nothing to lose. Amid the renewed optimism of this teenage uprising are fears it could push a troubled nation closer to civil war. GQ reports exclusively […]

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

By Mike van Graan | The AfricaPaper   There will come a time When history turns When new heroes are birthed And made more giant by fading memory Of him who has now passed   Not yet interred The time has already come For those without sin To cast their first Second Third Stones He […]

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

TEARS FOR MADIBA MANDELA

By Professor Timothy Wangusa | The AfricaPaper Let the flags of all the nations On whom the sun shines upon its way – Fold and droop at half mast   To salute Africa’s monumental son!   From northerly Algeria to Azania, From westerly Senegal to Somalia – Let there be a hush across the sky […]

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

MANDELA: THE FINAL FLIGHT HOME

  By Issa A. Mansaray and Rudzani Musekwa | The AfricaPaper Waterkloof, PRETORIA – A visibly emotional Graça Machel, Nelson Mandela’s wife for the past 15 years wiped tears as she received the Africa National Congress (ANC) flag which was draped over her late husband’s coffin. Machel repeatedly wiped tears off her eyes with a […]

TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

TEGLOMA FEDERATION ELECTS NEW CHAIRMAN

  The AfricaPaper | Minnesota MINNESOTA – Meeting in the Twin Cities for its annual National and International Convention on Aug. 3O through Sept. 1, 2013, Tegloma members from all chapters voted and elected Mr. Mustapha Sheriff as new Chairman of  Tegloma Federation, Inc. VOTE Mr. Sheriff, an accountant by profession will serve a two-year […]

Italy’s Attacks on First Black Minister Cecile Kyenge

Italy’s Attacks on First Black Minister Cecile Kyenge

Italy’s Two-front War against Xenophobia and Sexism Attacks on Cecile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister, reveal interlocked legacies of xenophobia and sexism that continue to manifest in Italian public life. By Leonardo Goi | The AfricaPaper In its latest attempt at establishing the grounds for a meaningful and civil political debate, Italy’s extreme-right and xenophobic […]

WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

WORLD VIEWS: Zimbabwe’s Elections to Save Robert Mugabe’s Legacy

  By Blessing Vava | The AfricaPaper Zimbabwe’s veteran leader Robert Mugabe seeks a fresh five-year mandate in today’s elections. Mugabe held campaign rallies in almost all the country’s 10 provinces to drum up support for himself and his party, which has been in power since independence from the British in 1980. Lessons But this […]

Zimbabwe Ends Voting

Zimbabwe  Ends Voting

By Brian Latham, Franz Wild and Godfrey Marawanyika | Harare Harare – Most Zimbabwean polling stations closed in an election that will decide whether President Robert Mugabe will extend his 33-year rule amid claims by his opponents that a flawed electoral roll threatened a free vote. Both Mugabe, 89, and his main challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, […]

Assassination: Tunisia’s Turning Point

Assassination: Tunisia’s Turning Point

By Genevieve Theodorakis | The AfricaPaper Tunisia’s second high-profile political assassination highlights the gravest shortcoming of the nascent Islamist government: the inability to contain the violence that increasingly threatens Tunisia’s fragile transition  – a violence set to divide loyalties and destroy social cohesion, foreclosing any prospects of a viable democracy or a stable society. Shot […]

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