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Ebola-Infected Americans To Be Flown To Atlanta For Treatment (DETAILS)

On Thursday evening, a medical charter flight equipped with an isolation pod left Cartersville, Georgia to transport two Americans infected with Ebola in Liberia to Atlanta. 233 more words

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Ugandan court invalidated anti-gay Law

A photo of Uganda’s president hangs on the wall, left, as Judge, Stephen Kavuma reads the verdict at Uganda’s Constitutional court, Friday, Aug.1, 2014. A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional. 869 more words

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What Did the Arab Spring Accomplish?

John Price (Ambassador to Mauritius, Seychelles and Comoros, 2002-2005)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Price’s July 30, 2014 blog post.

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The root of discontent stemmed from unjust governance, poverty, food insecurity and unemployment issues. 1,392 more words

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel : Goats and Soda : NPR

In only four days, the total number of cases has risen by 122, or about 10 percent. Since March, the World Health Organization has reported more than 1,300 cases and 728 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. 104 more words

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Individuality and Urbanisation

Africa’s traditional tribal culture has been irretrievably dismantled, on one level it appears that foreign powers have destroyed its systems through their colonial machinery, but on another level the powerful forces at the root of it is actually ‘Individuality’ and ‘Urbanisation’. 1,353 more words

The U.S. To Open Four Regional Leadership Centers In Africa

“These Centers will improve the availability and quality of leadership training programs and professional development opportunities for young African leaders.”

On Tuesday, President Obama announced the creation of four African Regional Leadership Centers in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, and Senegal as part of the Young African Leadership Initiative Network (YALI). 233 more words

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Make you Fink on Friday

Just how stupid are we?

Europe’s vultures under threat from drug that killed millions of birds in Asia

After an ecological disaster in India, wildlife groups call for ban on vets using diclofenac in Italy and Spain… 660 more words

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