Jennifer Turner

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Katrina Pain Index 2016: Race And Class Gap Widening

Summary. Hurricane Katrina hit eleven years ago. Population of the City of New Orleans is down by over 95,000 people from 484,674 in 2000 to 389,617 in 2015. Almost all this loss of people is in the African American community. Child poverty is up, double the national average. The gap between rich …

Top 600 People Who Want To Help Fund Your Business

Today more than ever, your own network is the key to successfully funding your business.<p>You may be reading that statement and think, "Well, what do I do when my network isn't very big? I have friends and family but not those kinds of friends and family."<p>A New York Times article revealed that the …

Ebola Is Spreading Again in West Africa — But This Time There's a Plan to Stop It | VICE News

At least nine new cases of Ebola have been reported in West Africa in recent weeks, reviving fears of another deadly outbreak more than two years after the hemorrhagic fever began killing thousands in the region.<p>The latest case was recorded in Liberia's capital Monrovia. A sick woman was …

West Africa: Poverty Blamed for Fueling Terrorism

Dakar — RAMPANT poverty and declining natural resources have been cited as the major source of conflict and rising incidents of terrorism in the …

Ghana: Wealthiest now consume nearly 7 times more than poorest | West Africa

Ghana's economy has witnessed steady positive growth and substantial social change over the last 30 years, economists say, but they have raised …

Economics

A 700-year-old West African farming practice could be an answer to climate change

For the last 700 years women in Ghana and Liberia have been using a valuable farming technique that modern-day agronomists have only recently figured out. It transforms depleted soil into “enduringly fertile” farmland.<p>A team of anthropologists and scientists studied almost 200 sites in the two West …

The rise of mobile money in West Africa

Maimouna Gueye, Principal Financial Inclusion Officer, AfDB, draws from Central Bank for West African States (BCEAO) research to highlight challenges …

West African Ebola victims were more likely to survive if also infected with malaria, study finds

Just eight months after West Africa's Ebola epidemic was declared extinguished, researchers are reporting a curious and potentially revealing fact about the deadly viral infection: It was less likely to kill people who were also in the grips of malaria infection.<p>At a treatment center run by Doctors …