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Ebola Today Could Mean Illiteracy Tomorrow In West Africa

Ebola is threatening to reverse years of educational progress in West Africa. The virus has kept school closed for months in a part of the world where literacy rates are low and school systems are only now recovering from years of civil war.<p>In Liberia, many children have been put to work while …

This Tunisian woman supports equal rights for women by driving a cab — something she's done for 30 years

If you get into a taxi in Tunisia’s capital, you just might find yourself in a cab driven by a woman. Out of Tunis’s 16,000 cabbies, 40 of them are women.<p>And 60-year-old Yamina Jaouani is one of them. A divorced mother of two, she's been supporting her family by driving a cab since 1986.<p>“I’m …

World idle as Sudan's women raped, killed and bombed | Politics

Darfur no longer grabs the headlines as it falls out of favour as a cause celebre yet the atrocities, especially against women, haven't stopped.<p>Last week a report emerged that some 200 women, including 80 minors, were mass raped by a Sudanese Army garrison in the village of Tabit, northern Darfur. …

Kenya bus attack survivor tells how gunmen selected their victims

One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.<p>And then the shooting stopped. Apparently each gunman thought the other shot Ochwodho. He lay perfectly still until the …

Number of Ebola infections in west Africa passes 16,000

The number of people with Ebola in west Africa has risen above 16,000, with the death toll from the outbreak reaching almost 7,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) says.<p>The number of deaths is more than 1,000 higher than the figure issued by the WHO just two days ago, but it is thought to …

US expresses fears as Isis takes control of northern Libyan town

It is a warm October evening in Derna, a small town on Libya’s north east coast, 450 miles from the capital, Tripoli.<p>The main square is packed with young men, brought by a summons from the town’s self-proclaimed emir to swear allegiance to a newly formed Islamic caliphate.<p>The emir, on a stage just …

13 Powerful Portraits Of Africa's Scarred Faces

For some, scarring one's face is considered a rite of passage and a powerful statement of belonging.

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