‘Rebuild Dominica’ relief group will aid recovery from Tropical Storm Erika

As regular readers of Sub-Saharan Monitor know, this web site is published by New World University, which is based in the Commonwealth of Dominica.  Recent events there are cause for concern:  not political events but rather a natural disaster. A direct hit by Tropical Storm Erika last week wreaked havoc on the small Caribbean island …

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Big loopholes lurk in African cybercrime law – where it even exists

Anna Childs, The Open University If you’ve never received an invitation to pay a modest fee in order to receive millions of dollars from an African prince, check your junk folder. The Nigerian phishing scams – known as 419s – have become infamous. However, Nigeria’s government is trying to eradicate the networks that perpetrate these …

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Polygamous marriages raise risk of violence

By Gilbert Nakweya African women in polygamous marriages are at higher risk of being physically abused by their husbands than women whose husbands have only one wife, a study has revealed. The study surveyed more than 14,000 married women in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, and Zimbabwe, and found higher rates of domestic violence in polygamous marriages, …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 28 August 2015

African Youth Cultures in a Globalized World: Challenges, Agency and Resistance, edited by Paul Ugor and Lord Mawuko-Yevugah Release Date: August 28, 2015 Publisher: Ashgate (Kindle Edition) All over the world, there is growing concern about the ramifications of globalization, late-modernity and general global social and economic restructuring on the lives and futures of young …

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As Sierra Leone waits for Ebola all-clear, its emotional scars will take longer to heal

Meredith Fendt-Newlin, University of York Sierra Leone has just reported one week of zero confirmed Ebola infections – the first time since the deadly virus reached its border in May 2014. If there are no more infections for 42 days after the country’s last Ebola patient was discharged, the outbreak will be declared over. But …

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