Jessamy Nichols, Africa Correspondent Last Modified: 16:08 p.m. DST, 29 January 2014 AFRICA – There’s no doubt that the continent of Africa is plagued by the common misperception and overarching reputation of being poor, downtrodden, corrupt, unsafe, unstable, and a list of other discouraging adjectives. However, the world is not far away from having to […]
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Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 00:37 AM EDT, 21 September 2012 “It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.” ~ Napoleon Hill The incredible story of a thirty-one year old Canadian, Spencer West exemplifies the essence of this quote. In June 2012, West rose to international prominence […]
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 15:20 PM EDT, 4 May 2012 POTISKUM, Nigeria – Potiskum is a city 575 kilometers (350 miles) northeast of Nigeria’s central capital, Abuja. It is located in Yobe state which is the epicenter of the radical Islamic group, Boko Haram‘s reign of terror. The group has perpetrated over 480 killings […]
Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:24 PM EDT, 2 February 2012 TANZANIA, East Africa – When one thinks of Neo-Colonialism in emerging economies, the traditional natural resources usually come to mind – minerals, timber, water rights, and oil. The expansion in Africa by oil companies has increased in recent years as the demand for this […]
Yesterday we posted a piece which lauded a potential life saving break-through in the development of a HIV vaccination which could save millions of lives. Today, this news is tempered by a recent announcement by PlusNews a Global HIV/AIDS news and analysis publication which reports that HIV infection rates are on the increase among the intravenous drug user (IDU) populations of many African countries.
Health officials in Tanzania are worried about rising HIV-prevalence levels among IDUs, who often use a dangerous cash-saving technique known as “flash blood”, in which a user injects heroin or another illegal drug, and then draws a syringe full of blood for a second user to inject.