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Ebola – a societal pathogen in an epidemic of distrust
LSE’s Jane Cooper explores how our fears, representations and identities might account for the gap between threat and response to the Ebola epidemic. Urban Ebola is an emergent phenomenon: a nasty biological pathogen has found a new ecological niche, in dense urban populations without adequate services and with some distrust of authorities. Those conditions are widespread in our world. We […]

The Death of International Development
LSE’s Jason Hickel argues that the development industry needs an overhaul of strategy, not a change of language. International development is dying; people just don’t buy it anymore. The West has been engaged in the project for more than six decades now, but the number of poor people in the world is growing, not shrinking, and inequality between rich and […]

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Africa news

Nigeria: Bomb Blast Rocks Kano Central Mosque
[Premium Times]Scores of people are feared dead in a bomb blast at Kano Central Mosque, near the Emir’s palace, witnesses and the spokesperson of the Military Joint Task Force in the state, Captain Ikechukwu Eze, have said.

South Africa: Govt Denies Weapons for Bodies Barter with Nigeria
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Government on Friday rubbished claims that Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe promised weapons to Nigeria in return for the repatriation of the bodies of those killed in a building collapse in Lagos.

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Ebola: UN crisis response mission opens new office in Mali
The newest outpost of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) became operational today, while a new head of its Guinea office was named and the World Health Organization reported that the number of cases had stabilized in Guinea, had stabilized or declined in Liberia but may still be on rise in Sierra Leone.

DR Congo: Security Council condemns massacres of civilians, attacks on peacekeepers
The United Nations Security Council has condemned in the strongest terms the massacres perpetrated against civilians on 20 November near the city of Beni in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as well as the ongoing attacks targeting peacekeepers.

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