Next President Has a Mountain to Climb

[ISS] On 10 October, over two million Liberians will vote for a new president. As historic as the election of Africa’s sole female president was, so is Liberia’s first presidential transition through democractic elections since the end of the 14-year c…

[ISS] On 10 October, over two million Liberians will vote for a new president. As historic as the election of Africa's sole female president was, so is Liberia's first presidential transition through democractic elections since the end of the 14-year civil war in 2003.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Faced With Threats of Disorder – the State Assumes Its Responsibilities

[Cameroon Tribune] Security stepped up to protect people and property in the face of threats to stage freedom demonstrations in Bamenda and neighbourhoods on October 1, 2017.

[Cameroon Tribune] Security stepped up to protect people and property in the face of threats to stage freedom demonstrations in Bamenda and neighbourhoods on October 1, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Election Violence Is Unwarranted

[NEWS] Liberians Are Expected to form a queue in readiness to cast their votes for seventy-five candidates (president, vice president and 73 representatives) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The presidential and legislative elections are the third since 2…

[NEWS] Liberians Are Expected to form a queue in readiness to cast their votes for seventy-five candidates (president, vice president and 73 representatives) on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The presidential and legislative elections are the third since 2005 and 2011. Liberians and friends of Liberia are yearning to see this day of decision-making.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

PYJ Accuses President Sirleaf of Tampering With Elections

[Observer] With just 11 days to the representative and presidential elections, Senator Prince Y. Johnson has accused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of playing sinister games with the elections.

[Observer] With just 11 days to the representative and presidential elections, Senator Prince Y. Johnson has accused President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of playing sinister games with the elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

Mental Health – the Danger of Nigeria’s Single Story

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor’s Note: This week’s Thought Leadership Article on Health was written by Dr Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and advocate for better mental health services in Nigeria. She writes about the sparse avai…

[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week's Thought Leadership Article on Health was written by Dr Ukwuori-Gisela Kalu, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and advocate for better mental health services in Nigeria. She writes about the sparse availability of mental health services, personnel and institutions in the country, discusses why this is so, and points out the slow but encouraging transformation taking place in both provision of, and demand for, better mental health care in Nigeria.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Can RTDs Bring Nigeria One Step Closer to Eliminating Malaria?

[Nigeria Health Watch] “What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans? If you’re judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn’t any of the above. It’s mosquitoes. When it comes to…

[Nigeria Health Watch] "What would you say is the most dangerous animal on Earth? Sharks? Snakes? Humans? If you're judging by how many people are killed by an animal every year, then the answer isn't any of the above. It's mosquitoes. When it comes to killing humans, no other animal even comes close." ~ Bill Gates

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria