Africa

"UN Bungles Response To Yellow Fever Outbreak In Africa"

"KINSHASA, Congo — As a yellow fever outbreak in central Africa exploded, 1 million vaccines disappeared in Angola. Thousands more vaccinations were delayed when accompanying syringes got waylaid. Ice packs to keep the shots potent went missing. And while the epidemic of the hemorrhagic fever spilled across international borders, a senior outbreak expert at the World Health Organization acknowledged their response had "lagged" for months."

Source: AP, 08/05/2016

"29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter"

"As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the ivory trade, a delegation of the African Elephant Coalition, representing 29 African countries, is calling urgently on the European Union and the European Commission to grasp a historic opportunity and follow through on their commitments to ban the ivory trade."

Source: ENS, 07/05/2016
June 15, 2016

DEADLINE: IWMF's African Great Lakes Reporting Fellowships

The International Women's Media Foundation reporting trip, part of the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative, will take six women journalists to Gulu, Northern Uganda, Sep 15-27, 2016, to report on environmental conservation. Deadline: Jun 15.

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