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U.S. Citizens Head Not Only to the Middle East to Fight Others’ Battles

13/01/2015

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Gambian President Yahya Jammeh Following Failed Coup, Photo Courtesy of Adam Kamran

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 12:18 p.m. EST, 13 January 2015 BANJUL, Gambia – On December 30th, armed groups in Gambia carried out a coup attempt against the president, Yahya Jammeh. The harsh and restrictive leader has been in power since 1994 (due to a coup, ironically), and is globally infamous for his widespread […]

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Ethiopia: Fight for Land in the Lower Omo Valley

08/01/2015

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Mursi People, Omo Valley, Ethiopia, Photo by Luca Chizali

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:20 p.m. DST, 08 January 2015 OMO VALLEY, Ethiopia – Citizens of the Lower Omo Valley are competing with the government for their land. The government is eying the land for cash crops such as sugar and palm oil. The indigenous population consists of thirteen tribes who rely […]

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Despite a Successful 2014 for Africa, Hundreds Continue to be Hacked to Death in DRC

29/12/2014

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Man Attacked by Machete, Post Election Violence in Kenya, Photo by Martin Ndugu

Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 17:27 p.m. EST, 29 December 2014 KINSHASA, DRC – In 2014, many African countries have seen long-awaited triumphs in the form of heightened foreign direct investment, peaceful political transitions and quickly expanding economies. While there are undoubtedly many hurdles left to overcome, there are many pockets in Africa that […]

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Racism Remains in Post-Apartheid South Africa

25/11/2014

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Apartheid, El espejo sudafricano - CCCB, Photo by Rubén Díaz

Chrycka Harper, Poet & Literary Critic Last Modified: 22:48 p.m. DST, 25 November 2014 SOUTH AFRICA – The World Hates me Because I am Black… Thus I will Love the World Because I am Black. I will always remember this moment: my mom and little brother coming into the house with mail. She hands me […]

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Human Trials to Test Ebola Vaccine Begin

05/11/2014

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Flu Vaccinations in Europe, Photo by U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

Sarah Joanne Jakubowski, Contributing Journalist Last Modified: 23:31 p.m. DST, 05 November 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Institute of Health (NIH) has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin human testing of a new Ebola vaccine. This will be welcome news for the millions of Americans who now face […]

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