Ebola workers attacked in area of new DR Congo cases

Ebola health workers were attacked again in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, after people in the Lolwa community blamed them for the death of a 3-year-old child who was under care with a different diagnosis. The military restored order Sunday after youths vandalized the medical facility, according to Radio Okapi, a Congolese news outlet operated by MONUSCO, the United Nations mission in DR Congo. There were no fatalities reported in the attack. This latest violence comes as the Democratic Republic of Congo, optimistic about recent progress in containing the 14-month-long…

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How big cats rescued from war-zones have recovered at LIONSROCK Big Cat Sanctuary.

FOUR PAWS have had several successful emergency missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries Iraq, Gaza and Syria. In this short film they highlight the big cats rescued from areas of conflict that now live at the LIONSROCK big cat sanctuary, to show the remarkable improvements in their lives. [embedded content] The Cats Rescued by Four Paws from War-Zone Areas In recent years, FOUR PAWS had several successful missions in rescuing big cats from war-torn countries such as Iraq, Gaza and Syria. Motan and Pisa are the newest members from war-zones to join…

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Eugene Bullard, the 1st Known African-American fighter Pilot, Now Has Statue at Museum of Aviation in Georgia

His distant cousin, Harriett Bullard White, told CNN she wept with joy as she placed a wreath at the statue during a ceremony, attended by Air Force officers, nearly two dozen family members and several surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen. “All my life I’d known how great he was. Of course, no one else knew who he is,” White said. “He’s an American hero and someone all Americans should know about.” Born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1895, Bullard ran away from home as an 11-year-old, wandering the South for…

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Nigeria: IntegratE – Breaking Down Barriers in the Uptake of Family Planning Services in Kaduna State

“I don’t want to be pregnant at this age. I want to continue my education”. Says 17-year-old Precious Haruna as she comes out of a patent medicine store in her Karatudu community in Chikum Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. Precious has come for a counselling session about the injectable contraceptive method she is using. She has just graduated from secondary school and says she is looking forward to her tertiary education. She says she is sexually active and does not want her dream of furthering her education to…

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Five fascinating traditions you can only witness among the Zulu people

Formed in the early 17th century, the Zulu nation is a branch of the southern Bantu people and has close ethnic, linguistic and cultural ties with the Swazi and Xhosa. Commonly referred to as “The People of the Heavens” they are the largest single ethnic group in South Africa, with an estimated population of about 10-12 million people.  Their traditional language, isiZulu is spoken within the tribesmen. Uniting into a great Kingdom under the leadership of Shaka, they are traditionally grain farmers who venture into cattle herding when need be…

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Mozambique’s Gas Projects Enter Implementation Phase

With a second FID in just 2 years, Mozambique has officially positioned itself as a key player in the global gas and LNG market for years to come. The latest FID on the US$20 billion Mozambique LNG project, makes it the largest sanction ever in sub-Saharan Africa oil and gas. Described by His Excellency President Nyusi as “one of the most important and transformational projects in the country’s history”, Mozambique LNG is set to be a game-changer for this East African nation of 31 million people.  According to Wood Mac,…

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West Africa: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou

Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Issoufou shared an African perspective on issues related to security and economic development at the 17th Rhodes Forum taking place on Rhodes Island in Greece. “The world has turned its back to what is happening in Libya, as well…

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Innovative Ways to Empower African Women

For the world to be a place where all people can thrive, one of many important actions needs to take place: the eradication of gender inequality through empowering women. According to a report by the UN, empowering women in the spheres of economics, education, human rights, and politics has significant advantages. For example, faster economic growth occurs when more women enter into the labour force and earn as much as men. When women contribute to household income and spending changes, it has many benefits for the children. Families are able…

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