Power Africa: Washington’s Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity

In the first week of August, official delegations from 50 African countries came to Washington to attend the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The meeting was typical in its extraordinary pageantry, overzealous security, and relative lack of tangible accomplishments. Washington’s primary goal...

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If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Hospitals would...

How to stop Ebola – and the next outbreak

For only the third time in its 66-year history, the World Health Organization has declared a global public health emergency. This time it is for the Ebola outbreak in the three West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone....

Ebola: World Bank Group mobilises funding

With the latest death toll from the West Africa Ebola epidemic now at 887, the World Bank Group today pledged as much as US $200 million in emergency funding to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone contain the spread of...

Sierra Leone: How not to milk Ebola

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has raised a number of issues, and also highlighted the deficiencies in Sierra Leone’s healthcare, and public health infrastructures.  It has also emphasised how such emotive issues can provide opportunities for people to...

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Power Africa: Washington’s Plan to Help Africa Generate Electricity

by - 6th September 2014

In the first week of August, official delegations from 50 African countries came to Washington...

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