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FLOOD: Victims Concern Over Disease Outbreak

FLOOD: Victims Concern Over Disease Outbreak

By Mohammad Ibrahim | The AfricaPaper Kaduna, Nigeria – Residents of flood-ravaged communities in Kaduna state have expressed health concerns over their unkempt environments since the flood waters came their way over two week ago leaving 12 people dead and hundreds homeless. Stench They have been battling with stench from lost valuables such as food […]

Sierra Leoneans React to former VP’s Reported Death

Sierra Leoneans React to former VP’s Reported Death

By Abubakarr Kamara | The AfricaPaper Freetown, Sierra Leone – When Samuel Bangura died over the weekend in Israel, The Times of Israel, erroneously reported that ousted Vice President, Samuel Sam-Sumana had died in Israel while responding to a hip transplant in a private hospital. Most Sierra Leoneans, regardless of their political affiliation were appalled […]

Pierre Collins’ Plea Deal in Court

Pierre Collins’ Plea Deal in Court

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – Pierre Collins, the Crystal man accused of killing his 10-year-old son is expected to accept a guilty plea deal at a court hearing today according to reliable sources. Collins is still held on a $2 million bail bond at the Hennepin County jail. Disappeared On […]

Sam-Sumana: The Student from Metro State

Sam-Sumana: The Student from Metro State

[Not a valid template] After weeks of controversy about Sierra Leonean Vice President  Samuel Sam-Sumana’s academic qualification, and his expulsion from the APC party, The AfricaPaper visited his university where he obtained his degree.   By Issa Mansaray | The AfricaPaper St. Paul, Minnesota – The Metropolitan State University in Minnesota can be seen from […]

Sierra Leone’s Ruling Party Expels Self-quarantined VP

Sierra Leone’s Ruling Party Expels Self-quarantined VP

The AfricaPaper | Sierra Leone Freetown – Sierra Leone’s self- quarantined Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling All People’s Congress party on Friday. On Monday, Sumana told journalists that he was running the country of about six million people online, and restricted in his home. The VP quarantined himself after one […]

Charlie Hebdo: ‘Four dead’ in Niger protest

Charlie Hebdo: ‘Four dead’ in Niger protest

At least four people have been killed in violent protests against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Niger’s second city of Zinder, officials say. A number of churches and the French cultural centre were among several buildings raided and set alight. Friday saw protests across the Muslim world over the magazine’s publication of a cartoon of […]

Floods, Storms Devastate Malawi

Floods, Storms Devastate Malawi

By Joseph Kayira | The AfricaPaper   BLANTYRE (TAP) – Raging floods and incessant storms have claimed 170 lives and leaving close to 70,000 homeless with officials estimating that government will have to cough millions of dollars for rescue operations. President Peter Mutharika has since declared a third of the country a disaster zone further […]

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon

By Scott Stewart Over the past few weeks, I’ve had people at speaking engagements ask me if I thought the Islamic State or some other militant group is using Ebola as a biological weapon, or if such a group could do so in the future. Such questions and concerns are not surprising given the intense media hype […]

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 […]

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