US college bans all students from Ebola countries in Africa

“Navarro College is not accepting international students from countries with confirmed Ebola cases.”

It was with shock that 33-year-old Nigerian-American academic Idris Bello read this sentence, signaling the rejection of a friend’s Nigerian brother-in-law to the Texas community college based … Read the rest

Doctor that discovered ebola fears ‘unimaginable tragedy’

Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire. Now, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical … Read the rest

Peter Piot was a researcher at a lab in Antwerp when a pilot brought him a blood sample from a Belgian nun who had fallen mysteriously ill in Zaire. Now, the Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical … Read the rest

Cameroon’s mothers ‘iron’ daughters’ breasts to delay puberty

Scene in Cameroon with Mount Cameroon in the background
Scene in Cameroon with Mount Cameroon in the background

by Anne Mireille Nzouankeu and Kristin Palitza

It happened a long time ago, two full decades, but Raissa Nana’s painful memories have remained fresh.

“My mother began to flatten my chest … Read the rest

African entrepreneurs seek their Chinese dream

africa-phone-sellerFrom a windowless room in a dilapidated Hong Kong high-rise, Ali Diallo sells Chinese electronics to retailers across Africa. The modest surroundings belie the multi-million dollar business the West African trader has built in the five years since he moved … Read the rest

Ethnic clashes in Guinea leave dozens wounded

Rival gangs set a store alight in Conakry, Guinea
Rival gangs set a store alight in Conakry, Guinea

Dozens of people were wounded Monday in ethnic clashes in the west African state of Guinea, officials told AFP, after petrol station guards killed a youth from a rival tribe.

A … Read the rest