Looking Forward to the Moment when You Return 期待着你回来的那一刻 – A touching story on China and the crack down on Civil Liberty

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As China continues its crackdown on reform-minded scholars and civil liberties, the wife of yet another detained member of the respected Beijing-based think tank, Transition Institute, has spoken out in an open letter circulated online. Reaching out to her husband, Huang Kaiping, in the only way she now can, Zhou Qinghui recounts in vivid voice […]

Introducing, The Center for Free Market Enterprise: A New Dawn of Liberty In Malawi

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Malawi is a closed economy. The Malawian government dictates prices for goods and services, the value of the currency, and consistently implements subsidies for fertilizer and maize. As a result, many citizens are passive in their efforts to create enjoyable living conditions, waiting for the one true and honest politician to appear and to solve […]

Beyond Tariff: Barriers To Trade In The East African Region – East Africa Policy Centre Releases Report

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Non-tariff barriers within the East Africa region are affecting regional trade, according to a recent study conducted by a regional think-tank. The East Africa Policy Centre, in its study released last month, noted formal and informal trade barriers remain major obstacles to economic growth and social development in the East African Community (EAC). According to […]

Liberia: FPA Snapshots – Lucky Ebola Virus Survivors

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It wasn't all bad news in Monrovia on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. While residents in West Point were battling with security forces on one part of town, in another portion of the city, twelve persons were being discharged from the Ebola isolation center at the ELWA Holding and Treatment center. The survivors include medical practitioners […]

South Sudanese Demand Government Return

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By Philip Aleu South Sudanese civil society groups called on the government and opposition Wednesday to engage in meaningful talks to bring peace to South Sudan after the government failed to show up for the negotiations for a sixth day.     "Let them think about the children suffering now in IDP camps, how women […]

Nigeria: Discharged Ebola Patients Warned to Abstain From Sex

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By Onche Odeh, Seyi Taiwo-Oguntuase, Yaqoub Popoola, Daniel Abia, Gbenga Faturoti, Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu, and Chibuzor Emejor Lagos, Ado Ekiti, Port Harcourt, Osogbo, Bauchi and Abuja — -Experts say virus can be transmitted through semen -Stop spreading panic message, Ekiti tells doctors     The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has warned that infected men who […]

Will Obama’s ‘New Africa’ Deliver On Its Promises?

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As the three-day U.S- Africa Leaders Summit here drew to a close Wednesday, experts across the private, public and non-profit sectors continued to debate the opportunities and obstacles posed by the U.S' expanding business partnership with Africa.     Speaking Tuesday regarding the 17 billion dollars pledged toward African business development, U.S President Obama declared […]

Jonathan Declares National Emergency On Ebola – Bans Movement of Corpses

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a national emergency.     Presidential spokesman, Reuben Abati, in a statement later yesterday said Jonathan had accordingly had directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for […]

U.S., West African Nations Work to Fight Transnational Crime

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The U.S. State Department has hosted talks in Washington with representatives from seven African nations to discuss international organized crime. Those countries were Benin, Cabo Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Togo. The State Department says transnational criminal activity, especially narcotics trafficking, threatens stability in West Africa and U.S. national security. It says proceeds […]