Congo and its neighbors mobilize to tackle Ebola outbreak

Chikwe Ihekweazu, UCL At least 17 people have died in an outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in the north west of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the town of Bikoro. Ebola is endemic to the country. But the number of deaths in a short period is cause for concern. The Conversation Africa’s …

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Remarks by Donald Trump at Lunch with African Leaders

U.S. President Donald J. Trump met on Wednesday afternoon with several African heads of state and government, at a working lunch hosted by himself and First Lady Melania Trump at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel. Here are the remarks Trump delivered to the group, as released by the White House press office. The Washington …

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Ebola vaccine gives 100% protection in trial

By Lisbeth Fog [BOGOTA, COLOMBIA] A vaccine to prevent Ebola has proven 100 per cent efficacious in clinical trials done in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The 2013 – 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which led to more than 11 300 deaths, demonstrated the need for a vaccine, according to WHO in a statement published …

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Entrepreneurship and Libertarianism Created in Sierra Leone

The Institute for Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI-GHANA) has helped to create free-market and entrepreneurial-minded youths and students in Sierra Leone. Participants have been inspired to take up entrepreneurship to create business opportunities for themselves. The theme for the maiden cross-border conference is “Economic Freedom, Individual Responsibility, and Grassroots Initiative.” A country that fought a …

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Nigerian Ebola campaign discouraged eating bushmeat

Luca Maria Luiselli, The Rivers State University of Science and Technology Bushmeat trade is a regular feature in many parts of Africa. People rely on it for livelihoods and, more importantly, for food. Trade in bushmeat is particularly common in west and central Africa where people regularly eat antelope, wild pigs and boars, large rodents, …

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