Monday, December 15, 2014

New World University Announces Partnership with 'Sub-Saharan Monitor'


New World University Announces Partnership with 'Sub-Saharan Monitor'
Africa News Aggregator Now Hosted on Caribbean Academic Web Site

(Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, 15 December 2014) --- Sub-Saharan Monitor, an African news aggregator, will now be published on the web site of New World University.

New World University educates students through distance learning and partner organisations, building upon the resources of its Free Curricula Centre, which promotes the development of open educational resources as a way to approach one the most significant costs for tertiary students. With “brick and mortar” learning centre partners in India, Nigeria, and Rwanda, and with independent study available worldwide, New World University currently offers a bachelor's degree programme in international business leadership and will soon be launching degree programs in information systems, development studies, and professional studies.

Sub-Saharan Monitor began in the early 1990s as a print newsletter published by the International Freedom Foundation (IFF). That newsletter was edited by IFF's director of African affairs, Richard Sincere. In its newest incarnation, launched in April 2014, Sub-Saharan Monitor is a news aggregator with an aim to become a provider of original reporting and content for readers interested in events and trends in Africa south of the Sahara. Emphasis is on economic and business news with an appropriate admixture of information about politics and culture. In keeping with the educational mission of its host, New World University, book reviews will be featured prominently on Sub-Saharan Monitor.

Richard Sincere
The publication's editor-in-chief, Richard Sincere, is a senior research fellow at New World University, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of two books, The Politics of Sentiment: Churches and Foreign Investment in South Africa (1984) and Sowing the Seeds of Free Enterprise: The Politics of U.S. Aid in Africa (1990), as well as co-editor (with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Marin Strmecki, and Peter Wehner) of Promise or Peril: The Strategic Defense Initiative (1986). His articles and reviews have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, Washington Star, Washington Times, and various other publications.

“We welcome Sub-Saharan Monitor to New World University as an addition to our academic and research programmes,” said Stephen H. Foerster, the university's president. “Highlighting cultural, economic, and political news from Africa in an accessible manner fits precisely in our mission to provide innovative and exciting educational opportunities in developing nations.”

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Africa News Headlines for 15 December 2014

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014
Source: Fox2Now/CNN Wires

‘Local knowledge key to Breaking Ground in Sub-Saharan Africa’
Source: This Day Live

How crude oil’s global collapse unfolded
Source: Times Live

Ghana, Kenya sign seven agreements
Source: GhanaWeb

Untapped SME opportunities in Africa
Source: Business Day

Malema says South Africa is in a crisis
Source: The New Age

Life is different in Ghana
Source: Kiwi Traveller

The World’s Kitchen? Thailand’s Lessons for Africa
Source: Ventures Africa

China partners Abuja varsity on human capacity devt, cultural exchange
Source: The Guardian

Boko Haram: Over 800 Schools, 194,664 Students Affected – CSOs’ Report
Source: Leadership

2015 Outlook For Core Africa Markets Positive, Says Malick Badjie
Source: Seeking Alpha

Ethiopia welcomes Korean investors, professors and engineers
Source: Korea Herald

Ebola is no ordinary disease. It changes the way people relate to each other
Source: The Guardian

Africa’s middle class floats between poverty, prosperity
Source: The Sunday Independent

Culture Of Silence In Nigeria And Rising Gender Based Violence
Source: Channels TV

The Central African Republic’s Hidden Conflict
Source: International Crisis Group

Nigerian oil workers to strike from Monday
Source: Sky News Australia

Rights Groups: New Kenya Security Laws Threaten Freedoms
Source: Naharnet

‘Sudan’s economy collapsed, 2015 budget fake’: economist
Source: Radio Dabanga

Kenya needs to win war of ideas to stop militant advance
Source: Daily Times

Ambassador To U.S. Presents Credentials To President Obama
Source: GhanaWeb

Museveni outlines objectives of NRM to NEC
Source: New Vision

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 14 December 2014

S. Sudan couple say inter-marriage a way to restore tribal unity
Source: Sudan Tribune

Bill Gates Says Africa Should Copy Asian Giants’ Economic Development, But Will It Work?
Source: Ventures Africa

Idris Elba backs Mirror fundraiser to save Sierra Leone's Ebola orphans
Source: Sunday Mirror

Robert B. Oakley, Envoy Deft at Tackling Crises, Dies at 83
Source: The New York Times

Khoisan people of South Africa were once the most populous humans on Earth
Source: Ancient Origins

Museveni exits Kenya using a voter’s card
Source: Capital FM

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur war-crimes probe
Source: Aljazeera

Togo internet uptake lags
Source: Biztech Africa

Zuma: Electricity problems apartheid's fault
Source: Mail & Guardian

US, South Africa in a flap over chicken trade
Source: Moneyweb

Mobile phones aid healthcare innovations in Africa
Source: CNBC Africa

Angola Cables and Akamai Join Efforts in West Africa
Source: Productivity Applications @ IT Business Net

Israel’s Fight Against Poverty in Africa; Embassy Inaugurates Farm in Senegal
Source: The Jewish Press

After Barren Years in Somalia, Signs of Growth by the Bunch
Source: The New York Times

Solving Hunger in Ethiopia by Turning to Native Crops
Source: Newsweek

Uganda tops Africa in organic products export
Source: New Vision

Egypt's new regime is cracking down on the gay community
Source: Foreign Policy

DRC makes move to lure S.African private sector
Source: CNBC Africa

Ghana, Kenya bolster historic ties with new pacts
Source: GhanaWeb

Economics dominates Zambian politics
Source: SAPA

Mnangagwa cements his position as Mugabe’s successor
Source: CNBC Africa

Jonathan not afraid of Buhari –FCT minister
Source: The Sun

Ebola And Conflict Threatens Food Security In 38 Countries
Source: Newsroom America

Sudan Government To Invest $213 Million In Wind Energy Project
Source: Clean Technica

Somalia: Tribalism and Extremism Hinder Security
Source: Geeska Afrika

Renewable Energy: The Untold Story of an African Revolution
Source: Independent European Daily Express

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' fights dwindling lion numbers
Source: Daily Mail/AFP

In Nebraska, Sudanese immigrants are natural models, dedicated soldiers
Source: Omaha World-Herald

Friday, December 12, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 12 December 2014

Antiporn law screws risque Ugandan singer
Source: Mail & Guardian

Why Rwandan men are rushing to be circumcised
Source: News of Rwanda

Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase
Source: The Guardian

Africa Check: Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
Source: Daily Maverick

South Africa: Don’t Let a Country’s Reputation Fool You
Source: Value Walk

Media Report: Advertising in Africa’s biggest economy

Tutu marks 30 years since Nobel Prize
Source: Weekend Argus

Mugabe’s new ministers take oath
Source: SAPA

The Future of Egypt is in Education
Source: Egyptian Streets

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist dies in Liberia
Source: The State/AP

Six Africans Vie For $1m Global Teacher Prize
Source: Ventures Africa

Obama: US must remain vigilant in Ebola fight
Source: News & Observer/AP

Bad Hair Selfies Put Africa’s Rhino Poaching Crisis In the Spotlight
Source: The National Student

Three wise men from Africa promote reconciliation through interreligious dialogue
Source: National Catholic Reporter

Yale Programs Help Strengthen African Leaders, Businesses
Source: Yale University

China's Cnooc Says $2 Billion Uganda Oil Field Development on Course

FOREX Africa: How Will Oil Price Collapse Affect Africa’s Big Three Economies?
Source: AFK Insider

Moody's assigns first-time Ba3 rating to the Republic of Gabon; outlook stable
Source: Moody's Investors Service

Ugandan shilling edges down, outlook seen stable
Source: Reuters

Africa Focus: Ghana seeks law to protect HIV persons
Source: Shanghai Daily

Clearing Land Mines Becomes Women's Work in Mozambique and Beyond
Source: National Geographic

PHOTOS: 'Thousands' of Gambians Attend Antigay Rally
Source: The Advocate

Petition hopes to halt gay rights campaigner’s deportation to Uganda
Source: Pink News

Nigeria to Ghana Eurobonds Plunge as Oil Rout Hits Africa
Source: Bloomberg

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni lashes out at ICC, wants Africa to pull out
Source: Standard Digital

Vaalco strikes oil at Etame 8-H offshore Gabon but H2S remains a problem
Source: Oil and Gas Technology

Cameroon army kills 180 Boko Haram militants
Source: African Spotlight

A dynamic African woman lives up to Michelle Obama’s call to give girls the chance to go to school
Source: The Washington Post

EXCLUSIVE: Notorious British criminal and millionaire slum landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten is bankrolling Mugabe’s ruthless wife ‘Gucci Grace’ to be the world’s first female dictator
Source: Daily Mail

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 11 December 2014

UN Launches International Decade Of People Of African Descent
Source: Bernama

Nigerian Ex-Ruler Buhari Wins Opposition Presidential Ticket
Source: Voice of America

Dissident ‘choirboy’: Rwandan gospel star on trial
Source: Aljazeera

The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
Source: The Daily Beast

Ebola outbreak: Vaccine trial put on hold
Source: The Independent

More Ebola victims found in Sierra Leone
Source: UPI

US Analysts Weigh Nigeria, Russia Arms Deal
Source: This Day Live

Lesotho parties sign electoral pledge
Source: The Citizen

S. Africa pledges to address power outages
Source: Global Post/Xinhua

Uganda launches food aid initiative to South Sudan
Source: New Vision

Sioux Falls group brings relief to South Sudan
Source: Argus Leader

Uhuru to switch on Sh6bn lighting project for Nairobi
Source: Capital FM

Low grid capacity dampens Nigeria’s trans-African power export hope
Source: Business Day

Seychelles accepted as a member of the World Trade Organisation
Source: Seychelles News Agency

Ethiopian voted as The Best Airline to Africa by Premier Traveler Magazine Survey
Source: Ethiosports

Museveni in Kenya for Northern Corridor Summit
Source: New Vision

South Korea avails US$25m loan for Mozambican hospital
Source: StarAfrica

South African president begins state visit to China
Source: Capital FM

Kenya, Ethiopia sign border security agreement
Source: StarAfrica

What we can learn from Tanzania’s hidden socialist history
Source: The Guardian

Security Council voices concern over security in Central Africa
Source: Business Standard

Gov’t, stakeholders debate cyber security, internet freedom
Source: New Vision

Capital FM video was among most watched in Kenya
Source: Capital FM

African Universities or Universities in Africa
Source: Inside Higher Ed

Governance is a key tool for MCC in changing Africa
Source: The Hill

IMF warns on South African economy
Source: Financial Times

Dr. Dan Leads $139 Billion Fund in South Africa’s Frail Economy
Source: Bloomberg

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 10 December 2014

How Prince William Came to Love Wildlife
Source: People

Ebola Fighters are TIME Person of the Year

Source: TVNewser

Africa’s future brighter than ever, Uhuru says
Source: Capital FM

SacOil considers Mozambique gas pipeline
Source: Energy Global

Africa Focus: Kenya denies existence of police death squads
Source: Shanghai Daily

Private Sector Role in Achieving Africa’s Economic Transformation
Source: The African Executive

Combating the African Wildlife Trade in China
Source: Newsweek

Google Images Help Perpetuate African Stereotypes
Source: Atlanta Black Star

South Africa approaches online content censorship
Source: Screen Africa

Displaced in Kenya Hope for Justice Without ICC
Source: Voice of America

Nelson Mandela and the Land Question in South Africa
Source: Africa in Transition

Uganda losing business over anti-gay bill US warns
Source: The New Age

Relocating Kenya's Capital City
Source: The African Executive

Nigeria: A People, An Economy And Its Prospects
Source: Leadership

Kenya and the international court: One gone, another to go
Source: The Economist

Porn TV's prime-time ban upheld by court
Source: Times Live

Ghana's import tax removal on smartphones expected to boost local Africa production
Source: Network World

Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
Source: UN News Centre

Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea
Source: The Washington Post/AP

Saving elephants is behind Auburn man's photographic safaris

Elephant Slaughter, Corruption, and Illegal Ivory Trade Trigger Environmentalists’ Objections to Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $450 Million Aid to Tanzania
Source: WPRI/AP

Tourists shouldn’t cancel African safaris over misplaced Ebola fear
Source: The Korea Herald

Man’s Best Friend is Helping Us Save Endangered African Wildlife
Source: Care2

Africa in spotlight at meeting of 122 ICC members
Source: WRAL/AP

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 4 December 2014

Djibouti: Iran’s strategic Policy in Africa “friend and brother"
Source: Geeska Afrika

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese over 'hacking'
Source: Aljazeera

Tanzania Shows It Has A Woman’s Constitution
Source: Africa in Transition

Uganda begins issuance of national identity cards
Source: StarAfrica

Efforts to dignify SA sex trade
Source: Pretoria News

Kenya Looks for Tourism Boost
Source: O'Dwyer's

The AIDS-Fighting Tampon
Source: The Atlantic

Iran nuke deal a game-changer
Source: Cape Times

Gabon Builds Replica of Mohammed V Mausoleum
Source: Morocco World News

Abortion: Uganda registers 800 daily, 1,500 girls die annually
Source: New Vision

Gay and lesbian Gambians live in fear of ‘aggravated homosexuality’ law
Source: The Guardian

OPEC Batters Nigeria to Gabon Bonds as Crude Oil Drops
Source: Bloomberg

Bloomberg: African oil explorer Tullow ripe for a takeover

Canceling safaris over misplaced Ebola fear hurts Africa and its wildlife
Source: Los Angeles Times

Busch: Night is falling on Nigeria (1)
Source: The Guardian

Civil society unhappy with President Museveni’s World AIDS Day remarks
Source: The Independent

Benefits of circumcision 'outweigh the risks'
Source: Mail Online

Gabon strike cuts oil output, shutters refinery, says union
Source: Business Day

Mbabazi camp keen on NRM court battles
Source: The Observer

Male Ebola survivors asked to abstain from sex
Source: IRIN

Gabon Creates New Marine Park System, Saving Species In 18,000 Ocean Sq Miles
Source: PRNewswire

Monday, December 1, 2014

Africa News Headlines - Special World AIDS Day Edition - 1 December 2014

Prince Harry set to reveal secret for World Aids Day
Source: Independent

Charlize Theron on Aids: We cannot just wait for cure
Source: BBC News

Ebola Distracts Funders from AIDS Fight, Advocate Says
Source: Voice of America

Put focus back on Aids: FW de Klerk foundation
Source: Times Live/SAPA

As HIV rises, Uganda activist tries to stop AIDS
Source: U-T San Diego/AP

Trading HIV across the different borders
Source: New Vision

TAC boycotts ‘wasteful’ Aids Day

Source: IOL News

World Day AIDS day theme song launched
Source: The Herald

World Aids Day 2014: HIV on the Heroin Highway
Source: International Business Times

1.1 million HIV infections in children averted since 2005
Source: UNICEF Australia

HIV drug ‘effective against prostate cancer’
Source: The Scotsman

US President Obama issues a World AIDS Day proclamation
Source: Gay Star News

Cure for AIDS within reach, say researchers
Source: SBS

World AIDS Day 2014: This is what HIV looks like
Source: The Independent

World AIDS Day: Time to reflect on key populations
Source: Swazi Observer

HIV/AIDS: Stigmatisation, Discrimination Remain Greatest Challenge
Source: Leadership

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend and address the World Aids Day Celebrations in the Free State Province
Source: Ad Hoc News

Ban: Progress in AIDS Fight, But Gains 'Fragile'
Source: Voice of America

HIV/Aids impact on education sector horrifying
Source: IPP Media

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 30 November 2014

Kenya creates police squad to combat ‘public stripping’
Source: Newstime Africa

A small fried bean patty plays a big role in Brazil's links to Africa
Source: Los Angeles Times

No more Ebola cases in Mali: President
Source: PressTV

South African academy trains anti-poaching dogs
Source: The Fresno Bee/AP

15th Francophonie summit kicks off in Senegal
Source: World Bulletin

Another $500M E-Commerce Giant Emerges -- in Africa
Source: Forbes

Former Uganda Prime Minister’s wife denied him food to protest link with Museveni
Source: The Nairobian

Needle on Zero: Nigeria's Economy Tanking as U.S. Oil Exports Dry Up
Source: NBC News

Hollande warns African leaders who cling to power
Source: The Daily News/AP

Paris vows support for W Africa's fight against terrorism, ebola
Source: PressTV

Former Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ashiru Dies in S’Africa
Source: This Day Live

Gabon, St Maarten and Belize approved as new members of FINA
Source: Inside the Games

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 29 November 2014

OPEC Elects Nigerian Minister as First Female President
Source: Telesur

Gabon to host this year's Pan African Youth Forum
Source: Vatican Radio

Uganda's GDP expands by 13 pct after rebasing
Source: Reuters

Lobbying in Africa: Nightmare on K street
Source: The Africa Report

Cote d’Ivoire-Gabon: Five-year trade reaches CFA 400b
Source: StarAfrica

Bantu cultural centre fades into a costly mirage
Source: The Independent

Ebola survivors banned from sex
Source: Stuff/Reuters

Saving Kenya's children born of incest
Source: BBC News

Coty campaign support helps create new marine sanctuary
Source: The Moodie Report

Ugandan President Plans Talks With Kenyan Counterpart Over Blockage Of Exports
Source: Bernama

National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki Is Sending Me Threat Messages – Gov. Wamakko
Source: Osun Defender

UAE donates 10 boats and a plane to Gabon
Source: The National

Botswana’s capital faces water shortage as major dam dries up
Source: Xinhua/Coastweek

Nigeria FM Says Country Prepared for Oil Price Drop
Source: Eurasia Review

Gabon SEZ to set up furniture cluster, woos Indian cos
Source: Business Standard

Lesbians in Kenya: The forgotten victims of AIDS
Source: Gay Star News

Museveni says Uganda lucky to have him in charge
Source: The News

Government ‘loses’ R35 billion more than last year to irregular spending
Source: The South African

Gulu and Detroit: Bicycles to the Rescue
Source: Africa in Transition

New 15-minute test for Ebola to undergo trials in West Africa
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/Reuters

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 2 November 2014

Virginia Senate hopeful Robert Sarvis talks about U.S. policy toward Africa

You’ll never guess which country Googles gay porn the most
Source: PinkNews

Sex workers are devaluing our properties - residents
Source: Sowetan

African Youth Will Rather Save — Barclays Report
Source: The Guardian

Otafiire to media: Stop harassing Mbabazi
Source: New Vision

Maybe Better News on Ebola?
Source: Africa in Transition

Africa adopts sustainable transport plan
Source: RTCC

Eni makes major oil find offshore Congo
Source: UPI

Kutesa mourns fallen Zambian President
Source: New Vision

Uganda-North Korea Ties Grow Amid Democracy Doubts
Source: ABC News/AP

Burkina Faso President Resigns, Military Takes Over
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Runs for Re-Election
Source: Africa in Transition

Ebola: Nigeria protests maltreatment of citizens; names 22 erring countries
Source: Daily Post

Denver goes gorilla for Tinga and gorilla conservation in Africa
Source: The Denver Post

Dallas church volunteers serve refugees in Africa
Source: WFAA

South Sudan: How to End Economic Domination by Foreigners?
Source: Foreign Policy Journal

Burkina Faso a warning to other African leaders
Source: The China Post/AFP

IMF optimistic about Uganda’s reforms
Source: New Vision

UN pays tribute to Sata
Source: Sunday Post

Businesswomen need a network-Graca Machel
Source: The Independent

How North Korea is tackling Ebola
Source: The Guardian

Statement by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim At Joint Press Conference on Ebola with Ghanaian Vice President H.E. Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur
Source: World Bank

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Africa News Headlines - Special Ebola Edition - 28 October 2014

African students address their peers' misconceptions about Ebola
Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

Finding Ebola's 'patient zero'
Source: The Guardian/Daily Maverick

New paper Ebola test can detect strains within 30 minutes
Source: UPI

WHO vaccines boss Marie-Paule Kieny signs up as first Ebola trial guinea pig

The real worry isn’t Ebola in New York. It’s Ebola in Mali.
Source: The Washington Post

Virginia's tie to Liberia should bind us in Ebola fight
Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

Why the Cuomo/Christie Ebola Quarantine is Stupid
Source: Reason

Ebola literacy
Source: Trinidad Express

Ebola: Experienced doctors still rare
Source: IRIN

Ebola ‘infects’ African tourism
Source: Newstime Africa

Ebola's family history revealed
Source: The Daily Mail

Ebola pandemic: Wake-up call for Africa
Source: The Standard

Evaluating Ebola as a Biological Weapon
Source: Forbes

AU offers 2,000 more staff to aid Ebola-hit region
Source: BusinessDay

Travellers with Ebola should not be stigmatised: UN chief
Source: ZeeNews

WHO plans to roll out mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
Source: Standard Digital/AFP

President Obama: "Focused on the Fight Against Ebola"
Source: The White House

Rap’s newest obsession: Lyrics about Ebola
Source: The Washington Post

Uganda sends more medical personnel to Ebola-hit West Africa
Source: Business Standard

Virginia increases Ebola monitoring of travelers, stops short of mandatory quarantine
Source: Roanoke Times

DP William Ruto calls for African unity in fight against Ebola, terrorism
Source: Standard Digital

Watch (and Cringe): U.S. vs. U.K. Media on Ebola
Source: Reason

New quarantine rules considered for aid workers returning to U.S. from Ebola-stricken region
Source: Washington Post

“Ebola virus will not be gone. It will only be hiding again”
Source: Salon

UN Foundation CEO on 3 untold Ebola stories
Source: Fortune

WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virus
Source: Reuters

Safari Operators Amend Cancellation Policies to Counter Ebola Panic
Source: Travel Pulse

4 innovative solutions to deliver on education amid Ebola crisis
Source: devex

US Isolates Troops After Ebola Efforts in West Africa
Source: Voice of America

Ebola death toll tops 4,900 as virus spreads: WHO
Source: Reuters

U.S. Ebola fighters head to Africa, but will the military and civilian effort be enough?
Source: The Washington Post

Fear and indifference leave West Africa desperate for Ebola staff
Source: Reuters

Cuban sent to fight Ebola dies of malaria
Source: New Vision

No runners from Ebola-stricken nations in marathon
Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

Monsters in suits: Ebola's traumatic effect on children
Source: News24

Australia slaps visa ban on Ebola-hit West Africa states
Source: Delhi Daily News

UK Ramps Up Ebola Monitoring in Shipping Industry
Source: International Business Times

Murray State Deferring Applications from Africa
Source: WBKO/AP

Halloween In The Time of Ebola
Source: SitNews

In a Liberian slum swarming with Ebola, a race against time to save two little girls
Source: The Washington Post

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 22 October 2014

Why Ebola Hasn’t Really Spread Across West Africa
Source: TIME

Programs help young women in Kenya flee prostitution
Source: Catholic Online

In defence of globalisation: The moral and liberal case
Source: BusinessDay

France's CanalPlus to Launch Pan-African Entertainment Channel
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Georgetown Remembers Revered SFS Dean Carol Lancaster
Source: Georgetown University

Airtel partners with UNESCO for IT youth training in Gabon
Source: Memeburn

MPs express mixed feelings over Mbabazi taking leave
Source: NTV Uganda

Central African Republic: Forgotten Crisis
Source: Africa in Transition

Challenge to Anti-LGBT Law in Nigeria Dismissed
Source: HRC Blog

Most expensive wines in South Africa
Source: BusinessTech

University of Zimbabwe condemned for kissing ban
Source: BBC News

Doubts over Angola snatching Africa's top oil spot
Source: AFP/Yahoo! News

New tactics needed to tap African demand, experts say
Source: The PIE News/Professionals in International Education

BBC Launches WhatsApp ‘Ebola Lifeline’ Service in West Africa
Source: 10,000 Words

Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda leaders to meet Kiir Wednesday
Source: Radio Tamazuj

Ebola and Marburg
Source: Africa in Transition

Uganda Mulls Rebuilding National Airline
Source: Voice of America

Shell finds gas off the coast of Gabon
Source: UPI

South Sudan leaders sign new peace agreement in Tanzania
Source: Vatican Radio

Chimps Caught in First Known Nighttime Crop Raids
Source: Smithsonian

U.S commends Uganda over Peace Corps program
Source: New Vision

Tanzania to hold referendum on new constitution in April 2015
Source: Reuters

Gabon Telecom to bring 4G to 8 cities in first phase
Source: Telecompaper

Church profits from Amama-Museveni row
Source: The Observer

Minnesota readies Ebola monitoring for travelers from W. Africa
Source: Minnesota Public Radio

Nestle keeps W. Africa plants open, ready to act if Ebola spreads: CEO
Source: Reuters

Lalla Salma Ranks third World’s Most Beautiful First Lady
Source: Morocco World News

Africa News Headlines - Special Ebola Edition - 21 October 2014

Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Africa News Headlines - Special Ebola Edition - 21 October 2014

Woah! Did The Simpsons predict Ebola outbreak 17 years back?
Source: First Post

John Hoffmire: What's the next step in the Ebola crisis?
Source: Deseret News

Ebola vaccine trials could start in Africa in January
Source: USA Today

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones in support of the fight against Ebola
Source: Biztech Africa

Ebola: Wake up call for Africa to build its own institutions
Source: Nehanda Radio

Cameroon braces-up though Nigeria declared Ebola-free
Source: CRTV

Rwanda to screen U.S. visitors for Ebola
Source: USA Today

Could Ebola Kill Our Chocolate Supply?
Source: Broward/Palm Beach New Times

Ebola hits West Africa food security
Source: IRIN

World Bank hails Uganda over Ebola fight
Source: New Vision

Cocoa industry donates $600K to Ebola prevention

Ebola fears: Blame Hollywood?
Source: The Hill

Georgetown professor drops class to become U.S. Ebola coordinator
Source: Georgetown Voice

Plane Of Good Samaritans: Why Fly To (And From) West Africa
Source: North Country Public Radio

Ivory Coast Exporters Ramp Up Cocoa Shipments Amid Ebola Fears
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Ebola’s negative economic impact to spread in Africa
Source: The Malay Mail Online

Army medics' Africa mission to battle Ebola outbreak
Source: Darlington & Stockton Times

Uganda says no fresh cases of Ebola like Marburg virus
Source: Capital FM

Doctors back Kenya fight against Ebola
Source: The Star

“The Hot Zone” and the mythos of Ebola
Source: ScienceBlogs

Could mobile marketing be the key to combating Ebola in Africa?

Nine "Diseases" CDC Considers More Important Than Ebola
Source: Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog

Navy scientist serves as front line Ebola fighter in Liberia
Source: Stars and Stripes

Cuba pledges more doctors, nurses to fight Ebola in Africa
Source; Myrtle Beach Online

Ugandan leader calls for political mobilization against Ebola
Source; StarAfrica

An Ebola Outbreak Contained: What U.S. And Other Nations Can Learn From Nigeria
Source: Forbes

Ebola Hysteria Fever: A Real Epidemic
Source: Huffington Post

Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola … and HIV, SARS and HCV
Source: Global Research

What the Ebola Experts Miss
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Former ObamaCare adviser: Pentagon’s Ebola team is ‘overkill’
Source: The Hill

U.N. Group Urges China's Wealthy to Fight Ebola
Source: The Wall Street Journal

In Fight to Stop Ebola, Nigeria Got Right Everything America Got Wrong
Source: The Cable

New Africa Books - Special Ebola Edition for 20 October 2014
Source: Sub-Saharan Monitor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 20 October 2014

Erasing infrastructure deficit key to Africa’s growth, development – UN official
Source: UN News Centre

Africa Is Today's Attractive Destination For Increased Investment
Source: Government of Ghana

What’s motivating the Boko Haram cease-fire? – Part 2
Source: PBS Newshour

Rwanda to host 7th regional oil summit
Source: East African Business Week

India Planning To Invest More In Africa
Source: InSerbia News

IGAD-led South Sudan peace talks delayed again
Source: Radio Tamazuj

US Sets New Protocols for Ebola Health Workers
Source: Voice of America

Amama Mbabazi takes leave of NRM Secretary-General's office
Source: NTV Uganda

Nigeria Declared Ebola-Free by WHO
Source: The Wall Street Journal

African young achiever advises Michelle Obama
Source: The New Age

Julius Nyerere to land posthumous Catholic sainthood?
Source: NewsDay

Oscar Pistorius could be held in the same prison in Pretoria as Radovan Krejcir
Source: The Daily Mail

Kenyan girls trading sex for food: One woman's battle to help
Source: The Star

Nigeria saw off Ebola but fraud and Boko Haram plague country
Source: Financial Times

South Africa enlists Bank of China to help pull in Chinese investment
Source: South China Morning Post

Brussels strikes trade deal with East Africa
Source: Undercurrent News

Africa’s Sugar Ambitions Turn Sour
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Aliko Dangote on Development: 'Africa Needs Trade, Not Aid'
Source: Nigerian Bulletin

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New Africa Books - Special Ebola Edition for 20 October 2014

Ebola: The Natural and Human History of a Deadly Virus by David Quammen

Release Date: October 20, 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

In 1976 a deadly virus emerged from the Congo forest. As swiftly as it came, it disappeared, leaving no trace. Over the four decades since, Ebola has emerged sporadically, each time to devastating effect. It can kill up to 90 percent of its victims. In between these outbreaks, it is untraceable, hiding deep in the jungle. The search is on to find Ebola’s elusive host animal. And until we find it, Ebola will continue to strike. Acclaimed science writer and explorer David Quammen first came near the virus while he was traveling in the jungles of Gabon, accompanied by local men whose village had been devastated by a recent outbreak. Here he tells the story of Ebola—its past, present, and its unknowable future.

Extracted from Spillover by David Quammen, updated and with additional material.

David Quammen has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is the recipient of a John Burroughs Medal and the National Magazine Award. He is the author of The Song of the Dodo (1997), Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic (2013), The Chimp and the River: How AIDS Emerged from an African Forest (forthcoming, 2015), and The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution (2007), among other books.

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Ebola Virus Disease: From Epidemic To Pandemic: What You Should Know by Thomas Jerome Baker

Release Date: October 12, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

With news of the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the U.S., the public is on edge and trying to find fast answers about just how vulnerable they are to the deadly virus. This book provides answers from the most reliable sources possible from a wide variety of perspectives: social, economic, health and medical.

Thomas Jerome Baker was president of TESOL Chile during 2010-2011. He is the head of the English Department at Colegio Internacional SEK in Santiago, Chile. He is also a member of the Advisory Board for the International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association (HETL), where he also serves as a reviewer and as the HETL Ambassador for Chile. Baker is author of The Spelling Bee for EFL Teachers (2012), Teaching Debate in Chile: Age of Wisdom, Season of Light, Spring of Hope (2012), How to Teach Debating: Theory & Practical Handbook for the Non-Native Teacher, Debate Coach & International English Language Learner Worldwide (2013), and How to Coach a Debate Team (2012), among other works.

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Ebola Crisis: Its Origins, Treatment, & Future in the U.S. and the World by Joseph Spark

Release Date: October 14, 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

In March 2014, an outbreak of Ebola was reported in Guinea. This is the first time the disease had hit this country and locals as well as health authorities were admittedly ill prepared to deal with the menace. Therefore, the virus spread rapidly throughout several communities in the country. Reports indicate that the first victim was a child who died late in 2013. The infections soon spread to other countries including Sierra Leone, Liberia and Senegal.

Joseph Spark is author of ISIS Taking Over the Middle East: The Rise of Middle Eastern Supremacy-ISIS/ISIL (2014), Best Places to Retire: United States vs. the World (2014), Police vs. The Public: Brutality Or Justice (2014), and Facts You Need to Know About the Ebola Crisis (2014), among other works.