Tag Archives: West Africa


Smithsonian National Museum Of African American History & Culture Turns Out To Be Washington DC’s Biggest Attaction

By Forbes.com

Nevermind long lines at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture


Black Thanksgiving: Why Are Mac And Cheese And Potato Salad Thanksgiving Staples?

By Washington Post

A year ago, I wrote a humorous piece about Thanksgiving based on a virally successful satirical

Former BBC Reporter Who Worked To Expose High Level Pedophilia Ring Dies Of Stroke


MacKean, 52, worked for the corporation for more than 20 years


Court in Nigeria Rule Coca-Cola Products Unfit For Consumption

By Educate Inspire Change

The Coca-Cola Company is now in deep trouble. Many people have come to realize in recent times that products of the company do more harm to their health. In fact, all Coca-Cola products have no recorded important nutritional value.


Libyan Muslims Sell Blacks at $200 At Open Slave Markets

By The Muslim Issue

Migrants from West Africa are being openly traded in “public slave markets” across Libya.


Beating Children Won’t Save Black America

By NY Times

“This is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you.”

My black, middle-class adoptive mother often grumbled these words as she prepared to whup me for getting dirty, mouthing off, rolling my eyes, telling lies or any number of other childhood misbehaviors.


France steals Africa’s money, no plans to give it back

By Kribsoo Diallo

Editors Note: The following is an essay on the workings of African neocolonialism and French imperialism in Africa. The writer exposes a systemic system of thievery

Report: New Ebola Vaccine is 100% Effective


A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is “highly effective”


Cuba managed to eliminate HIV and syphilis transmission during child birth

By Portside

Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) will visit Cuba soon to review if the country can be certified to have eliminated the transmission of HIV and syphilis


Ebola crises in Sierra Leone led to spike in rape cases

By The Root

Classrooms are filling up again in Sierra Leone now that the Ebola crisis is under control, but the outbreak didn’t only claim the lives of some students;


How a West African shaman fixed this man’s schizophrenic son’s life

By The Washington Post

After a wonderful summer of fishing and learning to surf, my son, then a 17-year-old junior at a Boston high school, suddenly told me one afternoon,


Ebola cases drops to 5 in Liberia and now a vaccine is on its way

By News One

The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The official also said that Liberia could be free of the virus by the end of next month, reports Reuters.


36 Million people are living as slaves across the globe

Almost 36 million people are living as slaves across the globe with an index on Monday listing Mauritania, Uzbekistan, Haiti, Qatar and India as the nations where modern-day slavery is most prevalent.


Dr. being treated for Ebola in Nebraska dies

By The LA Times

Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and was being treated at a Nebraska hospital, has died, a hospital spokesman confirmed Monday.

Amber Vinson speaks before her release from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta

Amber Vinson aka #EbolaBae defends her reasons for traveling while sick

By Reuters

One of the Texas nurses who helped treat a Liberian man with Ebola last month defended her decision to fly after that, saying she had not been barred from traveling and felt normal during her trip.


China sending elite military medical team to Liberia

By The Wall Street Journal

BEIJING–China said it would send an elite military medical team to Liberia to run a treatment center for Ebola victims, as it stepped up its involvement in helping the strategically important region grapple with the deadly disease.


Being young is the reason why Dallas nurses recovered from Ebola quickly

By FoxNews

The two nurses in Dallas who became infected with Ebola this month may have recovered so quickly because of their youth, as well as the protective equipment they were wearing at the time of infection, according to a doctor who has treated Ebola patients.

A mask-wearing man walks past an apartment building where a child was taken the the hospital to be tested for Ebola in the Bronx borough of New York

CDC says no need to quarantine medical workers returning home from treating Ebola patients in West Africa

By Reuters

Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states.


NYC Dr. diagnosed with Ebola after trip to Africa- Traveled and played in the City before illness

By Yolanda Spivey

A 33 year old doctor who traveled to West Africa to help fight against Ebola has come down with the virus himself.

Newark nurses

Hospital in Newark, NJ admits possible Ebola patient

By Yolanda Spivey

An airline passenger was detained at the Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, after exhibiting signs that he/she may have been infected with the Ebola virus.