Tag: africa

The Ebola danger

The Ebola danger

| April 4, 2014

Diseases such as Ebola often sound like something out of a science fiction thriller, but this deadly virus is real. This article gives some explanation as to what it is and explains its capacity to spread tragedy across a population. Why Ebola is so dangerous Health care workers are among those most at risk of […]

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Popular editor in leg irons for offending judge in editorial

Popular editor in leg irons for offending judge in editorial

| April 1, 2014

(GIN)—The N.Y.-based Committee to Protect Journalists is protesting the “degrading” treatment of a newspaper editor whose piece critical of the Chief Justice of Swaziland angered the top judge. Editor Bheti Makhubu and human rights attorney Thulani Maseko were both called into court on contempt charges by Michael Ramodibedi, the justice spotlighted in separate pieces that […]

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Senegalese superstar in solar power initiative to ‘Light Africa’

| February 26, 2014

(GIN)—Senegalese-American hip hop artist Akon and a group of solar business partners have announced a plan to address Africa’s grave shortfall in electric power. Speaking at a press conference in Sierra Leone, Akon said: ‘Music is an inspiration and as an African I am combining that inspiration with energy to reach out and touch the […]

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U.S. troops boost forces in Nigeria, Somalia

U.S. troops boost forces in Nigeria, Somalia

| January 19, 2014

A small team of U.S. advisors reportedly was sent “secretly” to Somalia to assist with operations against militant fundamentalists Al Shabab.

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Back to Africa

Back to Africa

| December 11, 2013

In August, it was my privilege and pleasure to return to Africa for the seventh time. This time, the destination included South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Exploring the African Roots of Judaism

Exploring the African Roots of Judaism

| September 18, 2013

On Aug. 28, two aircraft touched down at the Israeli airport in Tel Aviv carrying 450 Ethiopian Jews—the last of an official government operation, which began as early as 1979, to bring these compatriots (also known as Beta Israel which in Hebrew means “the house of Israel”) to Israel.

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Africans in the First World War

Africans in the First World War

| September 14, 2013

An often ignored episode in African history involves the participation of Africans in the First World War (1914-1918). In many of the accounts of the First World War, there are no faces of color.

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Africa News in Brief from April 3-9 edition

| April 5, 2013

Campaign to free Cameroonian poet launched in U.S.
Central African Republic chief flees to Cameroon, coupsters settle in
Obama calls African leaders to White House confab

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Africa News in Brief from March 20-26 edition

| March 20, 2013

Western opposition to Kenyatta gave him edge
New film from Senegal captures top prize at Panafrican fest
No more easy African pickings for UK-Australian firm
Mali media go dark in government crackdown

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