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’60 Minutes’ under fire for Africa coverage

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork Journalist and author Howard W. French and more than 150 other writers and professors sent a letter to “60 Minutes” Executive Producer Jeff Fager on Wednesday faulting the CBS News program for its “frequent and recurring misrepresentation of the African continent.” “In a series of recent segments from the continent, …

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Nature’s beauty: Mount Cameroon

Located in the Western/Central African nation of Cameroon, Mount Cameroon is the fourth tallest mountain in Africa rising to  about 13,255 ft. It takes tourists between two and four days to climb the mountain depending on the route. Below is what you can see while climbing Mount Cameroon.   Mout Cameroon national park entrance.     The …

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Africa: Cashew Nut By-Product May Help Cut Sleeping Sickness

Follow us on Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork A new method for making chemicals that lure tsetse flies to traps has been developed. It uses a cheap by-product from the cashew nut industry as its starting material, so the discovery may mean the flies – which carry sleeping sickness (also known as African trypanosomiasis) – can be trapped …

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The spread of Ebola

Follow Us On Twitter: @GoAfricaNetwork A panicky response in the West may worsen conditions in west Africa Oct 11th 2014 | From the print edition THE death toll from Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three most affected countries in west Africa, now stands at around 3,900. Among cases diagnosed outside Africa, the …

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Influx of African Immigrants Shifting National and New York Demographics

  Threatened with arrest in 2009, Lamin F. Bojang fled Gambia after publicly contradicting its president’s claims that he could cure AIDS. Now 31, Mr. Bojang lives in Concourse Village in the Bronx with his wife and 2-year-old son and works as a receptionist at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center in Brooklyn, while working toward a …

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