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WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

Newly reelected Ivorian President Ouattara could consolidate peace and economic prosperity during his second term by addressing past violence in Cote d’Ivoire. This month’s  piece on Worldviews, calls on the Ivorian President to make firm steps to deliver justice and reparations to victims and engage more fully on efforts to acknowledge the truth about Cote […]

Liberian VP Thanks Minnesotans for Goodwill During Ebola Crisis

Liberian VP Thanks Minnesotans  for Goodwill During Ebola Crisis

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Brooklyn Center, Minn – Liberia still has problems, and its government is looking for solutions and international help on how to solve the country’s chronic healthcare shortage and needed government services, such as better education, shelters for the homeless and improved road conditions. Visit Vice President Joseph N. […]

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

Somali Mothers Unite Against Terrorist Groups

By Issa A. Mansaray | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – As terrorist groups continue to lure young Somalis from the Twin Cities to join them in the Middle East, Voice of East African Women (VEAW), based in Minneapolis, has started a series — Mothers Against Youth Recruitment — to address the growing problem affecting Somali […]

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

Thousands Attend Events as Pope Francis Concludes New York Visit

By Alie B. Sheriff  | The AfricaPaper United Nations, New York – Pope Francis yesterday drew thousands of adoring crowds in New York, many waiting hours at various venues within the city hoping to catch a glimpse at the most intriguing moral leader. From the United Nations headquarters, where he addressed a conclave of world […]

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 […]

The Ebola Wars

The Ebola Wars

 By Richard Preston The most dangerous outbreak of an emerging infectious disease since the appearance of H.I.V., in the early nineteen-eighties, seems to have begun on December 6, 2013, in the village of Meliandou, in Guinea, in West Africa, with the death of a two-year-old boy who was suffering from diarrhea and a fever. We […]

EBOLANOMICS

EBOLANOMICS

By James Surowiecki The deadly hemorrhagic fever Ebola was first discovered in 1976, and it has haunted the public imagination for twenty years, ever since the publication of Richard Preston’s “The Hot Zone.” Yet, in all that time, no drug has ever been approved to treat the disease. Now the deadliest outbreak yet is raging […]

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 […]

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

The Poverty of European Migration Policy

Policy on migration in Europe bears more relationship to ideology than evidence. And humanity is sorely lacking. By Moritz Baumgärtel | The AfricaPaper Brussels – The Monday morning of 15 September saw another two migrant boats sink, with more than 700 people—mostly from Syria, Egypt and Sudan—killed on their way from Africa to Europe. What […]

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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