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EBOLA OUTBREAK NOT A GLOBAL EMERGENCY, SAYS WORLD HEALTH GROUP

The World Health Organization has declined to declare the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo a global health emergency because the disease is currently limited to two provinces, reports Science.

SUDANESE DEMANDS FOR A CIVILIAN GOVERNMENT REMAIN FIRM

Protests that began over the skyrocketing price of bread and shortages of food and fuel have accomplished what few people believed was possible in a country ruled by a leader with an iron fist.

Boeing scandal reveals cause of Ethiopian Airline crash

On the morning of March 10 an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner, in clear weather, crashed shortly after leaving Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

No Venezuelan refugee camp in Trinidad, says PM

Of the 15 nations in the Caribbean Community, Guyana and Trinidad are located the closest to crisis-ridden Venezuela and are both beginning to feel the brunt of the economic refugee migration problem.

AFRICAN LEADERS BUILD WEAPONS STOCKPILES AIDED BY RUSSIAN DEALER

There’s a new “rumble in the jungle” in the words of Muhammad Ali, but George Foreman isn’t a part of it.

Venezuelans may not agree on Maduro, but all say they don’t want an intervention

It’s been a mere six years since the death of Venezuela’s Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, and in that little amount of time Venezuela’s economy has gone into a steep decline.

GHANA’S CROWN JEWEL OF BIODIVERSITY THREATENED BY BAUXITE MINING

Environmental groups in Ghana are waging an 11th hour battle to stop the government of Ghana from opening the Atewa Forest Reserve—a crown jewel of biodiversity and a source of three rivers—to commercial large-scale bauxite mining.

EX-PRESIDENT’S THEFT FROM GAMBIA TOPS $300 MILLION

Experts who follow the money are still scratching their heads as to how a quarter of a billion dollars vanished from the national coffers along with former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh at roughly the same time.

SENIOR MALIAN OFFICERS REMOVED FROM POSTS AFTER MASSACRE OF FULANI HERDSMEN

Jihadist groups dislodged from Middle East battlegrounds are reportedly regrouping in West Africa, exploiting longstanding grievances between the Dogon farmers and the Puelh-Fulani nomadic herdsmen of Mali over access to limited supplies of land and water.

AID SLOW TO COME TO THE RESCUE OF MOZAMBICANS ADRIFT SINCE IDAI

Since Cyclone Idai roared into the Mozambican port city of Beira March 14, devastating losses are mounting exponentially yet international aid has been slow to reach all survivors.

Massive cyclone batters Zimbabwe and Mozambique, hundreds feared dead

A powerful cyclone moving at over 100 miles per hour unleashed deadly floods in southern Africa over the weekend, leaving a moonscape of mud where the bustling port city of Beira in Mozambique had been.

France and U.S. striking different notes on Africa

There were smiles all around in Kenya as French President Emmanuel Macron and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta shook hands over a series of infrastructure deals worth $3.3 billion.

Suriname-French Guiana row over borderline, violent incidents

The Dutch-speaking Caribbean Community nation of Suriname has suspended joint patrols with French Guiana in the wake of a recurring quarrel over marine border lines, after French police used military equipment to destroy gold mining equipment that Surinamese authorities claim ...

ALGERIAN PRESIDENT BOWS TO THOUSANDS DEMANDING HIS RESIGNATION

Weeks of mass protests across Algeria ended in victory for thousands of demonstrators who had been urging the gravely ill President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to step down.

QUESTIONS RAISED IN DEADLY ETHIOPIAN CRASH

Fifty-three minutes. That was the length of time approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency for pilot training on the upgraded Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed Sunday, March 10, in Ethiopia killing all aboard, according to a spokesman ...

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