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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Africa News Headlines for 16 January 2016

A selection of news headlines about Africa south of the Sahara published over the past 24 hours. India scouts for oil and gas assets in Africa on crude price fall Source: Economic Times Gabon’s Ping Chosen As Main Opposition Candidate For 2016 Polls Source: Leadership SPLM-IO leadership recalls back to Pagak senior members of advance …

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New Africa Book of the Day – 16 August 2015

Making Sense of the Central African Republic, edited by Tatiana Carayannis and Louisa Lombard Release Date: August 15, 2015 Publisher: Zed Books Despite its position at the center of a tumultuous region that has drawn substantial international attention and intervention over the decades, the Central African Republic is often overlooked when discussions turn to questions …

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Apes lack Ebola protection, scientists warn

By Sara Naraghi [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Research on potential Ebola vaccines should seek to protect great apes as well as humans to prevent the disease from decimating gorilla and chimpanzee populations, say experts. Work is continuing on trials of potential Ebola vaccines and the rate of fresh cases of the …

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Africa News Headlines for 30 March 2015

Trevor Noah breaks the internet in South Africa after ‘Daily Show’ announcement Source: Global Post South Africa’s Trevor Noah to replace Jon Stewart on ‘Daily Show’ Source: Reuters Kofi Annan Calls for Decriminalization of Drugs in West Africa Source: Cameroon Concord Financial Services Access Vital to Central Africa Growth Source: International Monetary Fund Statoil finds …

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