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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

WORLD VIEWS: Samatar’s Hero’s Welcome in Somaliland

By Bashir Goth | The AfricaPaper Hargeisa, Somaliland – Professor Ahmed Samatar represents different things to different people, but one thing that undeniably dominates his character is that he is an eminent scholar seeking to revive common decency and good values in the Somali people. However, the rapturous welcome and adulation that he received during […]

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

SIERRA LEONE: The Opportunist

There is a certain kind of man who, in unspeakable human suffering and chaos, sees an opportunity to make himself rich. Take, for instance, the diamond war of Sierra Leone. Nick Karras couldn’t get there fast enough. And just look what happened to him. By John H. Richardson | The AfricaPaper HOW MANY BOTTLES OF […]

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