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The Interview: Fighting Ebola

The Interview: Fighting Ebola

Marwa Tawfik interviews Samura M. W. Kamara (S. K), Sierra Leone’s minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, on the recent outbreak of Ebola in his country By Marwa Tawfik | The AfricaPaper TAP: What is the situation in Sierra Leone since the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and what is the impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

The Mano River Union: A Complex Emergency

By Kandeh K. Yumkella | The AfricaPaper  United Nations Under-Secretary-General, shares his thoughts on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), reminds us of our shared responsibilities, lessons to be learnt going forward and prays for a speedy return to normalcy. What started few weeks ago as an isolated incident in the forest region of Guinea has […]

LOCAL NEWS: Health, Transit, and Land Use Intersect

LOCAL NEWS: Health, Transit, and Land Use Intersect

How do health, transit, and land use intersect? This is the question posed by the Bottineau Health Impact Assessment (HIA). HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT Hennepin County received funding to conduct a health impact assessment along the 13 mile Bottineau Transitway, the proposed route of the Metro Blue Line extension.  The proposed light rail project will extend from […]

Unidentified Rapists Robbed Women and Threatened to Shoot

Unidentified Rapists Robbed Women and Threatened to Shoot

  The AfricaPaper | KANERE Kakuma Refugee Camp, KENYA –  A Somali woman aged 50 was gang raped, while two others aged 36 and 37 suffered similar assaults at gunpoint in Kakuma 3 settlement area. Rapist Habbi Moha was raped at her homestead while Wami and Sopa (not real names) suffered a similar assault outside […]

China Daily’s African edition, ‘Black People Toothpaste’ and China’s Race Problem

China Daily’s African edition, ‘Black People Toothpaste’ and China’s Race Problem

By Isaac Stone Fish WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, China’s largest English language newspaper China Daily launched Africa Weekly, a supplement that “will look at the precise nature of Chinese involvement in Africa and also the prominent role many Africans play in China.” African Diplomats Falling Over The announcement on the government-owned China Daily,  featured […]

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