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Most Burkinabé favor progressive change on gender rights

For those interested in gender equality, women’s rights, and even women’s power, these are heady days on the African continent. Between a new Constitution in Tanzania, the reformulation of gender policy in Kenya, and the majority of people in Burkina Faso in favor of progressive change on gender rights, it seems Africa is on the move.

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Ebola in Perspective: The role of popular music in crisis situations in West Africa

Oct17

Cultural Anthropology published a series of articles last week called Ebola in Perspective,” curated by two experts on crisis in the Mano River region, Danny Hoffman and Mary Moran. The Hot Spots series is an attempt by the journal to provide deeper insight into international crises making headlines today. Boima Tucker contributed his own entry looking at the role of popular music in crisis situations in West Africa, and the specific types of songs that have come out of the Ebola crisis.

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Pressure building on Obama to impose Ebola travel ban

Washington – President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.

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World Food Day 2014 – Family Farming: ‘Feeding the world, caring for the earth’

Oct16

The 2014 World Food Day theme – Family Farming: “Feeding the world, caring for the earth” – has been chosen to raise the profile of family farming and smallholder farmers.

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Roberto Bertollini (WHO): ‘Poor public research investments are behind global health emergencies such as Ebola’

Brussels – As the Ebola outbreak death toll rises in Africa and western countries, the World Health Organization Representative to the EU, Roberto Bertollini, sheds some light on the link between budget cuts and the spread of the emergency. ‘If we stop investing on research, in a few decades there will not be antibiotics for common diseases’, he tells Afronline.org.

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Ethiopia shows developing world how to make a green economy prosper

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia has experienced its fair share of environmental damage and degradation but nowadays it is increasingly setting an example on how to combat climate change while also achieving economic growth.

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