Western Africa

The Gambia: Africa’s new Islamic republic

Source: BBC Gambia’s President, Yahya Jammeh, declared his West African country an Islamic republic, at a political rally, on 11 December – making it Africa’s second, after Mauritania. The president justified his announcement by saying he was breaking from The Gambia’s colonial past. The announcement was unexpected and similar to […]

IMF policies blamed for Ebola spread in West Africa

BBC News: Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in three West African states, UK-based researchers say. It had led to “under-funded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems” in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea, they said. READ MORE… […]

Homeopaths offer services ‘to help fight’ Ebola epidemic in west Africa

theguardian.com: Homeopaths have offered their services to prevent and treat Ebola in west Africa, claiming their “remedies” can work in serious epidemics of infectious disease. “Homeopaths worldwide have been mobilising their efforts toward gaining entrance in those countries affected,” the National Center for Homeopathy in the US said on its website. “The […]


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