Africa

Don't Forget Slavery
Don't Forget Slavery
It's easy to let an event slide when it does not effect you. It's another thing entirely when said event alters, permanently, life's course. The middle passage slavery trade forever changed the lives of hundreds of millions of people. African men, women and children were uprooted, caged, fed slop, shackled on boats bound east to a new, unforgiving world...
Ebola On Rise In Africa
Ebola On Rise In Africa
The World Health Organization is expressing concern that ``an invisible caseload'' of Ebola patients is going undetected by government surveillance measures in West Africa. In a situation assessment issued today, the WHO notes that treatment centers opened over the past two weeks in Liberia were immediately overwhelmed by patients that had not been identified previously...
Ebola Update
Ebola Update
The Ebola outbreak is receiving the highest alert from the Centers for Disease Control. The "level 1 activation" is reserved for the most dangerous public health emergencies.
DEA Crackdown
DEA Crackdown
The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on synthetic drugs. DEA officials say a nationwide operation on Wednesday targeted the distribution and trafficking of synthetic drugs in roughly two-dozen states. The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy says synthetic drugs, or designer drugs, pose tremendous health risks and represent a rapidly emerging threat...