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Ebola Quarantines Vice President of Sierra Leone

Ebola Quarantines Vice President of Sierra Leone

Ebola has taken the life of one of Samuel Sam-Sumana’s bodyguards, John Koroma. The vice president of Sierra Leone has quarantined himself for 21 days Saturday to protect those around him. The vice president is Sierra Leone’s first senior government official to voluntarily put himself into quarantine. Almost 10,000 people have died in Liberia, Sierra […]

Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

Somalia Presidential Compound Hit by Mortar Attack

The heavily fortified presidential compound of Somalia’s president has been attacked by at least three mortars on Thursday, according to Somali law enforcement. Although some were reported to be wounded, it is not yet confirmed if there were any casualties. Al-Shabab, the eastern Africa Islamic extremist group, has already taken responsibility for the attack. Somalia […]

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

Somalia Ambassador Nominated by President Obama

President Barack Obama has tapped the first United States ambassador to Somalia since 1991, filing a diplomatic spot that has been empty since war in Mogadishu, the capital city, forced the U.S. to evacuate all staff and close the embassy. On Tuesday, Obama selected career diplomat Simonds Dhanani for the post. According to the U.S. State […]

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

Boko Haram Uprising Causes Delay in Nigerian Elections

A recent increase in violence in the Nigerian Boko Haram uprising has caused the electoral commission to call for a delay in the presidential election. Originally set for February 14, the election will now be held on March 28 to give security forces time to ensure the safety of voters. If the election were to […]

Morocco Colors: Spend Time in Magical Marrakech [Video]

Morocco Colors: Spend Time in Magical Marrakech [Video]

  On a vacation in Morocco, visitors should always spend some time in the magical city of Marrakech, breathing in the sights, sounds and colors of this fascinating place. The third largest imperial city of Morocco, the name translates from the Berber words, meaning “Land of God,” and it is easy to see why. The […]

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

Rwanda ‘Maranyundo Girls School’: A Model for Empowerment

  In Rwanda, a quiet revolution is emerging at the Maranyundo Girls School – a model program for empowering economically vulnerable girls and educating them as future community leaders. The country of 11 million has long been synonymous with the Genocide that defined it 20 years ago. Today that image is changing. Citizens are turning […]

Gambia Coup Attempt

Gambia Coup Attempt

Overnight, according to reports of a potential coup attempt, gunfire was heard in the Gambia capital of Banjul. There were also reports Tuesday that there had been an attack on the presidential palace in the West African nation. The longtime ruler of the nation, President Yahya Jammeh, rose to power after a 1994 coup. During […]

Paul Allen Sends Smartphones in to Battle Ebola

Paul Allen Sends Smartphones in to Battle Ebola

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen is sending over 10,000 specially programmed smartphones to help with the battle against Ebola in West African nations. The co-founder of Microsoft is sending the phones through his Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. The phones contain special apps that hope to ease data collection by the volunteer aid workers and […]

Giraffe Species Close to Extinction

Giraffe Species Close to Extinction

One of the most loved, innocent and unique animal species, Giraffe are close to extinction. Africa is the most Giraffe populated continent in the world and their numbers are decreasing across all of the country. The main reasons are poaching, over hunting, habitat fragmentation and habitat loss. This is happening due to increased human population. Their population […]

Africa Had a Record 1,020 Rhinos Poached in 2014

Africa Had a Record 1,020 Rhinos Poached in 2014

The rhino saw a lot of violence in 2014, as Africa had a record amount of them poached during 2014. Kruger National Park, in South Africa is home to nearly 10,000 rhinos, which is one of the reasons why Major General Johan Jooste is at war with the poachers. The Wildlife Veterinary Team has a […]

Ebola Orphans Children

Ebola Orphans Children

Thousands of children are faced with the possibility of being homeless orphans if their parents and caregivers die from the Ebola virus. The disease has killed over seven thousand  people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The average age of the victims is between 25 and 48 years old, but five thousand people under 15 also […]

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ends State of Emergency for Ebola

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Ends State of Emergency for Ebola

On Thursday, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced that the national state of emergency had come to an end, citing huge advances in the country’s fight against Ebola. In her national address, Sirleaf was sure to make it clear that the fight is not over, but that Liberia appears to be in a good position […]

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