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Africa: Obama ignores African journalists at summit in U.S.

After a statement on the success of the summit, Obama took questions from a pre-selected list of journalists, of which only one was from Africa. White House press members dominated the question and answer session, focusing on local policy issues, such as immigration, and the crisis in the Middle East and Ukraine. The press core was given front row seats to the conference while African journalists scrabbled ...

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With over 1,000 infected, can the Ebola virus be stopped?

(GIN) — As an Ebola epidemic sweeps relentlessly across West African borders, with the death toll topping 600, some are now asking if the virus can be stopped. The Ebola outbreak started in Guinea and spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. It has been called the deadliest in recorded history, with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the World Health Organization declaring the situation out of control.  The skyro ...

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Detroit’s North End residents gather to re-imagine Oakland Avenue with art, food and ideas

“This is our community. We’re getting ready to build it, so touch, feel, imagine what it is with positive words and things that you need to have and things that are functional for us,” said Reshounn Foster, a community contributor to OAAC, as she looked over the model inside the Red Door Gallery and urged attendees to leave written feedback on the model using sticky notes. ...

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