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A Hospital In Toronto Is Treating A Patient For Ebola-Like Symptoms

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The patient recently traveled to #Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing #Ebola #epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1407542718); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3412681”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1407542718); }); View this image › Google / Via google.com […]

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African Human Rights Commission Adopts Continent’s First Resolution Against Anti-LGBT Violence

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“It’s a homegrown resolution saying we are human beings. … There has never been anything like this before.” View this image › J. Lester Feder/BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com The African Union’s human rights commission has adopted a resolution condemning violence against LGBTI people, marking the first time an African human rights body has held that […]

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Dozens Killed In Two Nigeria Bombings

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#Terrorist group #Boko Haram is suspected. View this image › Rescue workers gathered at the scene of an explosion in Kaduna, #Nigeria. Wednesday, July 23. AP Photo One hundred days after the abductions of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, the terrorist organization is suspected for two bombings in the Nigerian city of Kaduna. […]

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Samsung Opens Solar-Powered Internet Schools in Africa

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Old shipping containers repurposed into solar-powered classrooms are giving students in the most remote parts of #Africa access to #education and innovation. Samsung’s Solar-Powered Internet Schools Initiative brings mobile classrooms filled with gadgets to rural towns like Phomolong, home to about 5,000 to 10,000 people. By outfitting a mobile shipping container with desks, a 50-inch […]

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Namibia’s President Just Won An Award For Leaving Office

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Namibia’s outgoing president was awarded the multi-million dollar #Ibrahim Prize for 2014 on Monday. The prize committee reviews candidates every year but hasn’t found anyone worthy of winning since 2011. Namibia’s outgoing president Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize, a multi-million dollar leadership award for African heads of state who honor democratic rules. […]

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Experimental Ebola Treatments Are Ethical, U.N. Says

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A doctor for tropical medicine prepares a blood sample for analysis during a demonstration for the media of #ebola treatment capabilities at Station 59 at Charite hospital on August 11, 2014 in Berlin, Germany.Image: Sean Gallup/Getty Images The use of experimental, unproven drugs to treat the Ebola virus is ethical, a panel of medical ethicists […]

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This Solar-Powered Device Could Deliver Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet To Africa

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Its no secret that many parts of the world lack water, electricity, and #Internet. At least one in 10 dont have access to clean water, and 17 percentof the world lack access to electricity. Even theInternet, seen as “an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights” by the UN, is accessible for just […]

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An “Out Of Control” Epidemic Is Ravaging Western Africa

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Health authorities struggle to control the worst outbreak of Ebola on record. update The World Health Organization plans to meet with health ministers from 11 countries July 2-3 in Accra, Ghana, to discuss how to control the outbreak. Nearly 400 people have died so far, according to the WHO. update Doctors Without Borders said Monday […]

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The Hyena Handlers of Nigeria

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The photograph that started it all… It all started with the picture above. A friend had emailed photographer Pieter Hugo this bizarre image taken on a cellphone in Lagos, Nigeria. The caption read, ‘The Streets of Lagos’, and a newspaper publishing the photo reported that the men were bank robbers, body guards, drug dealers and […]

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