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Ebola Outbreak Threatens Rural Guinean Communities


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Ebola Outbreak, Uganda, Photo by Claude Mahoudeau MSF

Michael Ransom, Senior Correspondent Last Modified: 01:28 a.m. DST, 28 March 2014 WEST AFRICA – While the animals that play host to the Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) rarely show warning signs of contamination, the same cannot be said for the humans infected with the virus. In three West African countries, the outbreak continues to manifest […]

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Will Liberia Let Them Eat Dust?



African Man Carrying Potable Water, Photo by Oxfam International

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 14:16 PM EDT, 8 May 2012 MONROVIA, Liberia – Across Africa water shortages and drought are an increasingly prevalent phenomenon. Some instances are a consequence of natural disaster, but in some cases clean water is being hoarded by powerful factions and used to extort impoverished people, or as a means […]

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Warlord Charles Taylor Convicted



Charles Taylor, Former Liberian Pres., War Lord, Photo by DTN

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:55 PM EDT, 26 April 2012 THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Today, Charles Taylor, 64, former Liberian President and accused warlord was convicted by The Special Court for Sierra Leone, in The Hague, the Netherlands. He was found guilty of 11 counts of war crimes, including murder, rape, and sexual slavery. […]

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The Weight of First | Pres. Johnson Sirleaf



Liberia Monrovia - Satellite Image

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 17:13 PM EDT, 3 February 2012 MONROVIA – Liberia’s re-elected President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf who is the first and only female President in Africa, has named the first ministers of her new cabinet on Thursday.  She appointed new finance and foreign affairs ministers but retained her defense minister. President Johnson […]

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Blood Diamonds | Naomi Campbell



Blood Diamonds

In the ongoing trial at The Hague of war criminal Charles Taylor, a cadre of international elites have been called upon to testify. Among them, the famed or rather infamous supermodel Naomi Campbell.

She testified that she did not know that the diamonds Mr. Taylor gave her at a lavish party were ‘blood diamonds,’ a statement which has been contradicted by several witness including Ms. Campbell’s former agent who has “described how the supermodel ‘flirted’ with the African warlord over dinner but was then disappointed that his gift of uncut ‘blood diamonds’ were not ‘shiny enough.’”

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