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September 10, 2014  West Africa: Ebola Response Scale-Up Urgent, Uncertain
    "The best way to help Africa stem the tide of the current Ebola epidemic is by rapidly investing in and deploying basic infectious control measures like gowns, gloves, water, and sterilization tools, coupled with health worker and community health trainings in how to properly use them." - Adam C. Levine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Brown Medical School

Jan 17, 2008  Liberia: Firestone Challenge Advances
    Workers at the Firestone Rubber Plantation in Liberia have for the first time won representation under a free union vote, throwing out the officials of a company-controlled union. The vote took place in July last year, but it took two court decisions and an unauthorized strike before officials finally agreed to negotiate with the new union and hand over their company-collected union dues. The union recognition is only a first step, however, in changing a system of brutal exploitation of child labor and virtual bondage for the rubber tappers.

Aug 1, 2007  USA/Africa: Questioning AFRICOM, 1
    With the nomination in July of General William E. Ward as the first chief of the new U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM), the long-discussed new command took another step toward full operation, now scheduled for October 2008. But the controversy about what this military reorganization means for U.S. military involvement in Africa is just beginning.

Feb   9, 2007  Liberia: Debt Cancellation Overdue
Mar 19, 2006  Liberia: Johnson Sirleaf in New York, Washington
Oct 10, 2005  Liberia: Elections Necessary, Not Enough
Dec 12, 2004  Liberia-Sierra Leone: Consolidating Peace?
Nov 12, 2003  Liberia: Peace Process Implementation

Recent Bulletins on Continent-Wide Issues

October 7, 2014  Africa: Ebola Perspectives
September 22, 2014  Africa: Climate Action & Economic Growth
September 16, 2014  Africa: Tracing the Oil Money
August 18, 2014  Africa: From Kerosene to Solar
July 14, 2014  Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money

AfricaFocus Bulletin Archive
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Africa Policy E-Journal (1995-2003)

2003-09-28 Liberia: UN Peacekeeping
2003-07-29 Liberia: Peacekeepers Still Awaited
2003-07-03 Liberia: Waiting for Washington
2003-06-26 Liberia: War Escalates, White House Indifferent to Crisis
2003-06-01 Liberia: Churches call for Peace Support
2002-02-05 Liberia: Elections and Human Rights
1997-12-11 Liberia: Human Rights Report
1997-08-16 Liberia: Election Commentary
1997-06-29 Liberia: FOL Testimony
1996-12-23 Liberia: FOL Report, 2
1996-12-23 Liberia: FOL Report, 1
1996-10-02 Liberia: JPC Update
1996-07-29 Liberia: WOA Update/Alert
1996-05-27 Liberia: Recent Documents, 2
1996-05-27 Liberia: Recent Documents, 1
1996-04-29 Liberia: WOA Letter to Clinton
1996-04-11 Liberia: Action/B'ground Docs,2
1996-04-11 Liberia: Action/B'ground Docs,1
1996-01-29 Liberia: UN Report (excerpts)
1995-10-22 Liberia: More U.S. Support Needed
1995-09-16 Liberia: U.S. Policy (part 2)
1995-09-16 Liberia: U.S. Policy (part 1)

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