Ebola virus disease: The painful truth

Ebola-SurvivorUnlike the deadly HIV/AIDS, Not so many people seem to know about the Ebola Virus Disease EVD (also known as the Ebola Hemorrhagic disease), how it is spread and how to prevent it. Most people outside of Africa have never even heard of this deadly disease. Ebola virus is deadlier than even HIV. HIV/AIDS is a 'silent killer' and kills slowly although painfully. Ebola virus on the other hand, is like raging fire and consumes almost everything on its way within the shortest possible time. So far, there is no vaccine to treat Ebola virus and the death rate stands anywhere from 50% to 90%. In the villages and small towns in Africa where there are no hospitals and health centers, survival rate is very low and most people who unfortunately come into contact with this deadly virus die within a month and that includes the "about" 3 weeks incubation period

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Africa the China-owned continent

African-MinerNot long ago, some of us Africans back home only saw Chinese people in their very famous "Kung fu" martial arts movies but it may surprise you to know that over a million Chinese investors have permanently settled in Africa today with their families. They've bought lands, houses, established businesses, etc. and have no plans of ever moving back to their country. Most Chinese people are even bold enough to refer to Africa as the "China's Second Continent" why because they have come to lay generational "seeds" on the continent and have no intentions of ever going back even for generations to come.

We often look at the Africa-China relationship from just one economic point of view which is not often very helpful.

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How the World Bank and the IMF destroy Africa

Poor African_farmerThe World Bank and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) were set up during the end of the Second World War to rebuild the economies of Europe. However, in order for the world bank and the IMF to implement their policies, they (the world bank and the IMF) began offering loans to poor countries but only if the poor countries privatized their economies and allowed western corporations free access to their raw materials and markets. That was a poverty trap and many poor countries realized it when it was too late. We were already in chains.

That was the beginning of much of the problems we face today in Africa. Now we are in a vicious cycle of poverty and there seems to be no way out.

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Major problems facing Egypt today

egyptian-motherEgypt (the land of the great Pharaohs) is one of the most historically rich countries in the world. Officially "The Arab Republic of Egypt" is a North African country covering a total land area of about 1,001,450sq.km (about 6,000sq.km of which is covered by water) with a coastline of about 2,450km. The Arab Republic of Egypt borders the Mediterranean Sea to the north between Libya (Libya to the west) and the Gaza Strip (Egypt borders Israel and the Gaza Strip to the northeast). Egypt also borders the Red Sea north of the Republic of Sudan and also includes the Asian Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt has an "estimated" population of about 86 million people with the population growth rate around 1.93% which makes Egypt the third most populous country in all of Africa

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How America and friends pollute Africa

A Ghanaian boyAll of a sudden, several strange diseases are appearing in Africa for the first time and not so many people seem to know why. There are so many reasons why several strange diseases continue to tear people into pieces in Africa today. In this article, I will focus on the pollution aspect. Africa is polluted and the pollution mostly comes from the outside world. Here is an example. Western countries (including the United States, the UK, Australia, Germany, etc.) are busy turning Africa into a garbage dump. These western countries are busy turning Africa into an E-waste hell. They are coming again with ships but this time around not empty ships to pack slaves in but rather ships full of hazardous waste materials to dump in Africa so as to poison us all dead. The International Organization for Standardization "ISO" has laid down several rules and regulations

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Life in Africa: The Good and the Bad

African kidWhether good or bad, Africa is my home and there is no place like home. I love Africa because there is no place like Africa. Even in my second life if God should give me the opportunity (to choose where to live), I would choose Africa why because I love Africa and there is no doubt Africa loves me. Some people don't understand. Some people think they know but they do not know. Some people think they know all about Africa but the truth is that, none of them knows Africa the way I do. I know Africa and Africa knows me. I was born in Africa, I grew up in Africa and Africa is my home so you must believe me if I tell you there is no place like Africa. If it is true there is a God up there beyond the clouds then I am very sure that God is an African why because Africa is the rhythm of life.

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