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Ebola center in Sierra Leone. National and international efforts to stop the spread of the epidemic have been insufficient to contain it. Photo credits: ©EC/ECHO/Cyprien Fabre.

We All Must Respond to Ebola
Statement by US-Africa Network, September 19, 2014

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October 20, 2014  USA/Africa: Decent Work Agenda
    "While economic growth is laudable, the ["Africa Rising"] narrative does not address the role of unions and workers in pressing for economic and political justice, and it completely ignores the growing inequality and the ongoing deficit of decent work opportunities for African workers." - AFL-CIO, ITUC- Africa

October 14, 2014  USA/Africa: New Statistics on Immigrant Communities
    According to a new brief from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on data from 2008-2012, there are approximately 1.6 million people living in the United States who were born in Africa. Although these numbers do not include children born in the United States, and may well be an underestimate, the data show an extraordinary rate of growth, from 1 percent of the foreign-born population in 1970 (less than 80,000 born in Africa) to 4 percent in 2008-2012.

October 7, 2014  Africa: Ebola Perspectives
    At one level, the challenge posed by Ebola is immediate, direct, and even simple. Health professionals know what needs to be done; the issue is committing enough resources quickly enough to match the pace of the deadly virus. At the same time, the challenge is enormously complex and far-reaching, as the world's failure to mobilize an adequate response poses fundamental questions about past mistakes, future policies, structural inequalities, and persistent stereotypes.

September 22, 2014  Africa: Climate Action & Economic Growth
    It is still conventional wisdom to pit action to curb climate change against economic growth. But the evidence is rapidly accumulating that this is a false dilemma, buttressed by vested interests in the fossil fuel industry and a simplistic concept of economic growth. According to a report just released by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, falling prices for renewable energy and careful analysis of both costs and benefits of low-carbon vs. high-carbon investment strategies point to a clear conclusion: saving the planet and saving the economy go hand in hand.

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September 16, 2014  
    Africa: Tracing the Oil Money
September 10, 2014  
    West Africa: Ebola Response Scale-Up Urgent, Uncertain
August 18, 2014  
    Africa: From Kerosene to Solar
August 11, 2014  
    Africa: Investment for Whom?
July 31, 2014  
    Africa/Global: Talking Points on Common Issues
July 29, 2014  
    USA/Africa: A Dubious Summit
July 14, 2014  
    Africa: Understanding Organized Crime
July 10, 2014  
    Africa: Rapid Growth in Mobile Money
July 7, 2014  
    Africa: Trade Union Perspectives
June 30, 2014  
    Africa: Clean Energy Most Cost-Effective
June 23, 2014  
    Central African Republic: Still A Forgotten Crisis
June 16, 2014  
    Africa: Investor Perspectives
June 9, 2014  
    Nigeria: Beyond the Hashtag Debates
June 1, 2014  
    South Africa: Disappearing Diamond Revenue
May 26, 2014  
    Africa: Fraudulent Trade & Tax Evasion
May 19, 2014  
    Kenya: Refugee Crackdown "Counter-productive"

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