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

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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Why Africa Responds….
On: Nov 5, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

The Ebola outbreak is too critical for us to watch from the sidelines.  Ebola has claimed the lives of thousands of people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. Just this week, the virus infected its 10,000th victim in West Africa. That number is projected to double by the end of November. Ebola has also weakened […]

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Tweetchat Wednesday: Ebola, Media, Technology and the challenge of getting it right
On: Nov 4, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

For almost 3 weeks now, Africa Responds – an initiative we started to promote and support Africa’s efforts in the ebola crisis – has been holding a weekly Twitter discussion on wide-ranging topics around the ebola outbreak. This week we tackle how the crisis has been covered in traditional Western media and the conversations happening […]

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How Ebola Healthcare Workers Get Dressed
On: Nov 3, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi

Glenna Gordon shot a photo series on the ins and outs of health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone getting ready for the tough task of stopping the spread of the ebola virus in their country. Wired magazine interviewed the photographer, who has spent several years working in West Africa as a photojournalist: Glenna Gordon‘s revealing […]

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Tweetchat Wednesday: Focusing on Africa’s Response to the ebola crisis
On: Oct 29, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

  Since the launch of Africa Responds just over a week ago, we noticed that a lot of similar African initiatives launching. Is this a new trend – Africans rising to the forefront of issues –  their own continent? Today we discuss what Africa’s new vocal and visible movement to respond to its own crises mean. […]

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Africa Responds press release
On: Oct 22, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

AFRICANS LAUNCH RESPONSE TO EBOLA (New York, NY, October 22, 2014) Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) and Villages in Action are pleased to announce the launch of Africa Responds. Africa Responds is a collaborative platform through which African organizations and allies pool their resources, networks, and collective voices to end the Ebola outbreak. According to […]

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How Nigeria’s rapid response helped contain an ebola outbreak
On: Oct 15, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

“Although Nigeria isn’t completely out of the woods, their extensive response to a single case of Ebola shows that control is possible with rapid, focused interventions,” he said. Nigeria’s rapid response to identifying and monitoring ebola patients has it almost out of harms way of the virus. How long will it take the other countries […]

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Fast-tracked ebola vaccine is now being tested in West Africa
On: Oct 12, 2014
By: Ernest Danjuma Enebi
In: News

This is great news, but can it get here fast enough: The vaccine, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline and developed by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Maryland, has been fast-tracked in hopes that it can help turn the tide in the battle against the virus. Just a couple of weeks ago, it was […]

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