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World Bank linked to ‘cultural genocide’ of Sengwer people

Leaked documents seen by The Guardian newspaper of London reveal the World Bank ignored an inspection report that detailed violations of the Bank’s own policies, permitting the burning of homes and forcible eviction of approximately 1,000 Sengwer people from their ancestral lands in Kenya’s Embobut forest. ...

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Strip mines, pollution and de-foresting linked to Ebola’s deadly spread

With wildlife squeezed into ever-smaller parcels by the expansion of foreign corporations, fruit bats carrying the Zaire Ebola virus are suspected of migrating from the Democratic Republic of Congo where the virus first appeared in 1976 to the West African nation of Guinea and from there to Sierra Leone and Liberia. ...

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The Ebola epidemic: No end in sight

Promising trial drugs denied for those most in need By William Covington Special to the NNPA from Our Weekly Authors Note: I was first introduced to the Ebola virus in 1978 while attending California State University Long Beach. At that time, Ebola was just two years old and known in the scientific community as a Marburg-like virus (a virus first discovered in Marburg, Germany, in 1967. Since then the virus ...

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Rethinking global drug policies

A new report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, released by Commission members including former presidents and other heavyweights in New York last week, attempts to visualize a post “War on Drugs” landscape in an era where the 50-year-old policy is widely regarded as a failure and where experimentation is gathering momentum. ...

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