Africa’s Development: Fallacy of Self-Sufficiency (PART 2)

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 OPINIONS & ANALYSIS OPINION By: Dr. Olu Fosan* BUT caring about the poor also requires caring about the middle class, because a key feature of a truly aspirational and upwardly mobile society is the expansion of the middle class. Yet by criticising trade liberalisation on the ground it makes Africa a market for imported goods that satisfy More...

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By On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Africa’s Development: Fallacy of Self-Sufficiency (PART 1)

 OPINIONS & ANALYSIS OPINION By: Dr.Olu Fasan* DR. KINGSLEY Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), recently delivered a public lecture on Africa’s development at the More...

Map of West Africa
By On Monday, September 1st, 2014

Africa: Citizens Call to Action on Ebola – Petition

 As the Ebola virus becomes an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions and and economic well-being in Africa, we stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens in the countries More...

Nursing students in Freetown, Sierra Leone, wait to take their final qualifying exams so they can join the fight against Ebola.
By On Monday, September 1st, 2014

In Focus (Sierra Leone):-Doctors and Nurses Risk Everything to Fight Ebola in West Africa

 Foreign and local caregivers are essential to stopping the virus’s deadly spread (National-Geographic-AUGUST 29, 2014): In two Land Rovers, one fitted out as an ambulance, a small team of humanitarian workers More...

By On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

France tells citizens, Air France to avoid Liberia, Sierra Leone over Ebola

 PARIS (Reuters) – The French government on Wednesday recommended its nationals avoid Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the risk associated with the Ebola virus and asked Air France-KLM to suspend flights More...

Dr.Yumkella  (from the RIGHT), mobilizes USD 500,000 for Sierra Leone
By On Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Yumkella mobilizes USD 500,000 for Sierra Leone, his Ebola stricken nation

 The Director- General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has today approved an emergency assistance grant of US$500,000 to support the activities of the World Health Organization (WHO) in More...

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
By On Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Liberia: Special Statement By President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf On Additional Measures in the Fight against the Ebola Viral Disease

 Monrovia — My fellow citizens: Today, in continuation of our efforts to combat the deadly Ebola virus, I am pleased to launch the National Action Plan presented by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare More...

Kamara Anthony A.K. Jnr
By On Monday, July 28th, 2014

Sierra Leone:-The Ebola Crisis: Our nation needs our help

 By: Kamara Anthony A.K. Jnr The news that Sierra Leone, like other countries in the sub-region, has been hit by the Ebola disease is no longer a secret. If anything, I had assumed that the disease could easily More...

Dr. Mohamed Kanu
By On Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Ebola Threat in Sierra Leone: Initial Lessons to Be Learnt

 By: Dr. Mohamed Kanu* In a world of globalization when travelling across the world has become so fast and easy, disease transmission has correspondingly become much more rapid. A few decades ago, disease transmission More...

Health workers carry an Ebola virus victim in Kenema, Sierra Leone
By On Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

West Africa’s Ebola crisis deepens,500+ dead.

 Deep in the forests of southern Guinea, the first victims fell ill with high fevers. People assumed it was the perennial killer malaria and had no reason to fear touching the bodies, as is the custom in traditional More...