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on Sun Feb 1 12:00 PM

In one Athens suburb, austerity rips a hole in safety net

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

The deterioration of the Greece's social safety net amid austerity-driven cuts helped propel anti-austerity party Syriza to victory last week. And the cuts continue to have a very real – and detrimental – impact on Greek health.
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on Sun Feb 1 10:38 AM

$60 Billion Leaves Africa Illegally Each Year

VOICE OF AMERICA

More than $60 billion leaves the African continent every year through illicit financial flows, and the amount keeps on growing. A report with recommendations for African countries was presented Sunday.   A new report says African countries need...
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on Sun Feb 1 9:00 AM

How much do you know about black history?

DAILYKOS

"Carter G. Woodson. Teacher, Historian, Publisher" by Charles Henry Alston Carter G. Woodson, historian and the father of "Negro History Week," died in 1950, and did not live to see Black History Month, which started at Kent State in 1970 and was...
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on Sun Feb 1 8:14 AM

The African Union we want

AL JAZEERA

Fifty-four-nation bloc requires resources, leadership and pragmatism to meet challenges it faces.
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on Sun Feb 1 8:04 AM

Some charities to refuse money from U.S. financier accused in sex case | Reuters

REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some charities that have received money from U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept any future gifts from him in the wake of recent allegations he forced...
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on Sun Feb 1 6:51 AM

In pursuit of next-generation Ebola stockpile vaccines | Reuters

REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - As West Africa's devastating Ebola outbreak begins to dwindle, scientists are looking beyond the endgame at the kind of next-generation vaccines needed for a vital stockpile to hit another epidemic hard and fast.
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on Sun Feb 1 4:00 AM

allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: 'Let's Fully Harness Resources'

ALL AFRICA

[The Herald]Full text of the Acceptance Speech by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chairman of Sadc, Cde R. G. Mugabe, on being confirmed as the Chairman of the African Union at the African Union Headquarters in Addis...
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on Sun Feb 1 3:46 AM

Art of a Doctor... Solanki Knows No Barriers

ALL AFRICA

[The Herald]Eccentric and controversial, the cliches come to mind but somehow they do not quite define Harare emergency physician Dr Vivek Solanki. It would be fair to label him as a man of many talents who spares no effort to bring out the best...
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on Sun Feb 1 3:29 AM

Kudos to Africa for Returning to Source

ALL AFRICA

[The Herald]THE African Union yesterday came of age in refusing to kowtow to Westerners who thought they were best placed to decide what is best for the continent.
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on Sat Jan 31 4:19 PM

Sundance 2015: “The Amina Profile,” “Call Me Lucky,” “Sembene!” | Sundance

ROGER EBERT

by Brian Tallerico January 31, 2015   |   Print Page Tweet[1][2]The Sundance Film Festival has always been a notable launching pad for major documentary films. Opening night of my first festival included instant buzz for a little doc about...
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