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Weekend Link-Up: Call for debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries, AfDB launches flagship African Development report, and more

This Week, Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, called on the international community to consider debt cancellation for Ebola-affected countries. The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched its flagship African Development Report on “Leveraging Regional Integration for  Inclusive Growth,” which spotlights regional integration as a necessity for Africa’s development. In

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Voices: Moving toward a more inclusive education system in Ghana

A recent news article reported that thirteen special schools in Ghana were closing due to lack of funds. Soon after the report, teachers in government schools went on strike for similar reasons. Sadly, this is reflective of the current state of education in Ghana and our students cannot afford these setbacks. A research initiative by Plan International found that in West

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Weekend Link-Up: TIME Person of the Year, ICC halts Darfur war crimes investigation, and more

TIME announced the “Ebola Fighters” as their Person of the Year for 2014 which consists of both local and international professionals who have risked their lives to save others from the deadly Ebola virus. Citing a lack of UN support, the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor has halted the investigation into war crimes in Sudan’s Darfur region. After

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