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Weekend Link-Up: WHO Ebola roadmap, Mugabe visits China and more

The World Health Organization issued a roadmap to guide and coordinate international efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  After Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s visit to China this week, he returned with less than expected financial support from the Chinese government.  Prisons in Egypt continue to abuse and torture prisoners, which has

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African women writers give visibility to African women’s voices

Women in Africa and across the diaspora are continually finding ways to present alternative perspectives to male-dominated discourses and as a result, creating their own spaces.  Writing across various genres is one of those ways.  This was evident in July 2014 when the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) in conjunction with FEMRITE – Uganda Women

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Weekend Link-Up: Ebola hurts economies in West Africa, Africa’s development affected by climate change, and more stories

 The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have significant economic costs that are out of proportion to the death toll. A breakdown of a new United Nations Environment Programme report titled Keeping Track of Adaptation Actions in Africa—Targeted Fiscal Stimulus Actions Making a Difference shows how Africa’s development and growth is affected by climate change. Unemployment is a

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