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Jennifer Brea

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ONE petitions to cancel Haiti's debt

The ONE campaign is trying to collect 100,000 signatures for a petition to cancel Haiti's debt.

Haiti: Mobile phones bring news of missing relatives

In Port-au-Prince, @guyadams , the Independent's L.A. correspondent, tweets: “People finally able to get mobile signals. Sadly, that means they're only now finding out about dead relatives…Our host just found...

Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the...

Haiti: “Culture, Crossroads, Color”

Haitian-American writer and artist Lenelle Moise tries to: “balance the images of the devastation of my birthplace (injured bodies aching in wait, starving orphaned children, mass graves set amid rubble)...

Dominicans aiding Haitians where no UN, Red Cross

@thehaitian: “Just saw group of Dominicans in pickup. No UN. No Red Cross. crossed border with bread, water, & salami to give.”

Haiti: Time Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

Keziah Furth is a 24-year old American nurse who works with kids in Haiti. Keziah warns that unless food, water, and medical supplies come quickly, many will die needlessly. She...

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help...

Haiti: Finding Trapped Survivors Using Twitter

Twitter users are using the tag #rescuemehaiti to direct help to specific locations in Port-au-Prince and around Haiti where there are known survivors who are trapped or in need of...

Diaspora Mobilize to Help Haiti in Earthquake Aftermath

As aftershocks continued to rattle Port-au-Prince this morning, Haitians in the Diaspora have started mobilizing prayers and financial support as they try to find word about friends and family.

Togo Disqualified from African Cup Following Deadly Attack

Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled...

Cameroon: Video Shows Harsh Conditions of Rural Medicine

As in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, doctors in Cameroon work without adequate training or equipment--a fact that in itself is not surprising, but is made disturbingly real by four...

World AIDS Day: Fighting Discrimination Around the World

Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance...

Morocco: Islamic Finance Banks

we are watching you [Fr] explains why you won't see any Islamic finance banks in Morocco anytime soon.

Gabon: Opposition Continues to Fight Election Result

Gabon's political opposition present a united front against the August election results, which handed the son of former dictator Omar Bongo the presidency. Politicians and citizens alike speak out against...

Gabon: Presidential Candidate Uses Social Media in Historic Election

As Gabon prepares for its first election since the death of Omar Bongo, one candidate, whose rivals who include the current prime minister, Jean Eyeghe Ndong, and Bongo's own son,...

Obama's Ghana Speech Underwhelms

Two Congolese readers react to Obama's first-ever visit to Africa as president, each unimpressed by the speech he gave Saturday before the Ghanaian parliament.

Togo Abolishes Death Penalty

Togo's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty for all crimes, making it the 15th member of the African Union to abolish capital punishment.

Niger: Widespread opposition to president's bid to extend rule

Tensions are on the rise in Niger as President Mamadou Tandja moves forward with a referendum that, if passed, would allow the 71 year-old leader to modify the constitution and...

Republic of Congo: Nguesso's reelection campaign

Congopage [Fr] announces Dennis Sassou Nguesso‘s reelection campaign team.  Nguesso has been president of the Republic of Congo (more or less) since 1979.  Readers lament another sham election.

Togo: Democratic culture

revedafrique, during a trip home to his village in Togo, was disappointed by the democratic spirit of the youth: “Some still believe, for example, that criticizing the government's policies can...

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