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Ebola Travel Ban May Do More Harm Than Good

Ebola Travel Ban May Do More Harm Than Good

By Val Powell October 20, 2014

Some US lawmakers are calling for a travel ban on people from West African countries most affected by the Ebola virus in the attempt to safeguard Americans from the disease. However, experts are advising against the Ebola travel ban, saying …

Diamond Embargo On Ivory Coast Lifted

The UN Security Council lifted the diamond trade ban against the Ivory Coast on Tuesday and reduced its arms embargo. In 2005, the diamond embargo was declared because the stones were being used for funding the rebel group “Forces Nouvelles”. The …

Ebola Outbreak Confirmed to Have Spread to Liberia

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week confirmed that an outbreak of Ebola haemorrhaggic fever in Western Africa has entered Liberia. According to the Liberian Ministry of Health, two cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in the country. …

Ebola Outbreak In Guinea, At Least 59 Dead

An outbreak of the ebola virus has spread to Guinea. According to UNICEF, at least 59 people in Guinea have died from the virus. Reports indicate that this is the first outbreak detected in humans in the South African nation. …

Elephants are Acute Listeners of Human Voices Elephants are Acute Listeners of Human Voices

The 1967 Disney classic, The Jungle Book, provided the American populace (and unfortunately the Republican party) with one of our most favorite adages: “An elephant never forgets.” Despite championing this particular phrase multiple times throughout the movie, the writers also …

Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison? Nigeria Gay Arrests, Torture and Prison?

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On Monday, Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act that criminalizes gay marriage, gay organizations and anyone working with or promoting them. This has lead to a mass arrest of dozens of men who are gay …

Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law Nigerian President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

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On Monday it was announced that Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that criminalizes “amorous relationships” between same-sex couples, setting the stage for civil rights movement protests. “Persons who enter into a same-sex marriage contract or civil …

10 Countries With The Shortest Life Span 10 Countries With The Shortest Life Span

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When observing the lifespans of groups of people by country, the statistics can get quite cumbersome. But this study mostly observed socioeconomic factors and diet, the other big factor in lifespan, be it long or short, appears to be the …

Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical …

White Army Forces in S. Sudan Stand Down, Mostly

Following more than two weeks of violent conflict that has killed almost 1,000 players and displaced thousands more, the 25,000 man-strong White Army militia has mostly disbanded and returned home, according to a government spokesman for South Sudan. Michael Makuei …

South Sudan Coup Attempt Has Been Halted

In 2011, South Sudan became the newest nation on planet Earth, splitting from Sudan after years of brutal civil wars. Since it gained its independence, South Sudan has struggled to implement a strong and effective government, mainly due to the …

Mozambique Airlines Crash Found in Namibia; 33 Dead

After delaying the search due to heavy rain Friday afternoon, the wreckage of a Mozambique Airlines flight has been found in Bwabwata National Park, near the borders of Angola and Botswana. “The plane has been completely burnt to ashes and …

Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda Project Link To Bring Fiber Internet To Uganda
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Africa has the potential to be the next great epicenter of economic development. It just needs a push in the right direction, and Google’s latest project may just be the push it needs. On Wednesday evening, Google announced Project Link …

Woman Kills a Lion and Posts a Photo to Facebook
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Melissa Bachman, a TV presenter based out of Minnesota, found herself facing a great deal of backlash after posting a photo of one of her most recent hunts to Facebook. Bachman enjoys hunting large game and posted a photo of …

Man Punched On Head By Humpback Whale [Video]

Dory, the famous blue palette surgeonfish, tried to speak the language of a humpback whale in the classic Disney movie, Finding Nemo, and everyone thought it was quite comical and cute at the time. Remember? However, one man appeared to …

Herpes Study Confirms We Came Out of Africa
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Scientists have debated, since such discussions were made permissible, the origins of the human species: did we come from Asia? Africa? Maybe even the Middle East? Until very recently, many of these theories had equal merit. However, a study of …

African Billionaires Exploit Africa Amid Poverty African Billionaires Exploit Africa Amid Poverty
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If you want to know why humanity fails and succeeds, just compare Africa, a continent of 1.2 billion people on one side and China, a continental size country of 1.35 billion on the other. In 1980, freshly liberated from the …