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We Did It!!
Apr 13, 2015

Feb 14, 2015. Topoe Town, River Cess County, Liberia: Barely Hours after arriving at Monrovia’s Robertson International Airport, I found myself in the towns public school at a training session organized by Africa Responds’ partner FACE Africa in collaboration with the Ministries of Health and Education. The session was part of the Liberian governments “Safe […]

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#Tweetchat | Local Heroes: A focus on the local health workers in the ebola response
On: Dec 10, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

For a while now, we’ve been talking about raising support for the local organizations that have been at the forefront of the ebola response in the 4 most affect countries in West Africa. In previous tweet chats, we discussion the missing narratives in the coverage of the ebola crisis, donations to local organizations, and the […]

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#GivingTuesday: The Ebola Response
On: Dec 2, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

There are two days dedicated to shopping, a day to supporting small businesses, and today is dedicated to giving. On #GivingTuesday, we come together to harness the power of collective giving. Having a day dedicated to giving is an important step in promoting and mainstreaming philanthropy, whether it is giving to causes or volunteering. Today’s […]

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Tweetchat Wednesday: A look at the missing and competing narratives in the latest ebola PSAs
On: Nov 19, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

This week, we’ve been witness to some of the worst ebola messaging and as well the launch of what could be very interesting public service announcements (PSAs). Bob Geldof’s much derided re-recording of Do they know its Christmas? was released this week, ONE Campaign launched their celebrity and local actors “waiting” PSA this morning. And, not to […]

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Meet the Liberian girls beating back the spread of ebola
On: Nov 12, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

This week, AR weekly tweet chat topic focused on how the ebola crisis has been covered in the media. One thing that has stood our for us, are the unending well-written stories of local heroes – not international players – but local staff, communities and individuals exercising their agency in a time of need. In […]

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Africans to Geldof: We don’t need another Band Aid solution
On: Nov 11, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Tom Murphy interviewed cofounder Solome Lemma on Bob Geldof’s announcement that BandAid30 would re-realease the infamous Do they know its Christmas? celebrity charity song: It is just not true that these people are helpless. Since the beginning of the outbreak Guineans, Sierra Leoneans and Liberians have organized themselves,” said Lemma. “They are not standing on […]

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Tweet Chat Wednesday: Aging Rockers, Rising Africans & Glocal Partnerships
On: Nov 11, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Last week, we focused on the media, technology and the challenge of reporting on Ebola. This week, the media’s attention has shifted slightly to focus on the announcement by Gob Geldof that the 30th anniversary of BandAid will focus on raising awareness on the ebola crisis in West Africa. Geldof and his cohort of artists have released […]

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Move over Bob Geldof, Africa already recorded an awareness raising pop song (and it’s awesome!)
On: Nov 10, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

While Bob Geldof and other Western musicians are busy organizing a a holiday ebola concert, it is important to note that African musicians already beat them to the punch with the above catchy, educational, and agency-affirming tune “Africa Stop Ebola.” A collective of African musicians have come together to record a song to help raise […]

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