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Weekend Link-Up: Fatima Jibrell receives top environmental prize, Mali’s Ebola response, and more

This week, Fatima Jibrell, founder of Adeso and leading environmentalist was awarded the 2014 Champions of the Earth award for her work on protecting Somalia’s pastoral environment. As questions are raised over Mali’s ability to respond to Ebola cases effectively, the United Nations has revealed plans to open a branch in Mali to fight the disease.

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Youth take the lead in Liberia’s Ebola response

Local organizations in Liberia are taking a lead in efforts to fight Ebola in the West African country.  To date, the World Health Organization reports that there are 2514 confirmed cases of Ebola (as of November 7th).  Although the effects of the disease have affected the way people live and associate with one another, one

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