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U.N. investigators on Wednesday accused the Eritrean government of a quarter-century of widespread, systematic violations amounting to crimes against humanity. The U.N. Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea released its second report on alleged violations of human rights in Eritrea, which painted a disturbing picture of a society in which abusive conditions and the use of conscripts as forced labor are the norm, rather than the exception. (VOA)
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has launched a campaign to help extremely poor families in sub-Saharan Africa to raise chickens. The billionaire says raising and selling the birds can be efficient in tackling extreme poverty. (BBC)
Liberia has reached the end of active Ebola virus transmission, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, the fourth such declaration from one of the west African countries at the epicentre of the world’s worst outbreak of the disease. The declaration means it has been 42 days since the last confirmed patient tested negative for a second time for the disease. (Reuters)
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Eric Tenkorang holds down his practice as a computer engineer while managing JAYS Lodge, an afro-rustic, eco-friendly getaway in Kwahu-Obo, and AirJAYS, Ghana’s 1st commercial zip line and privately-owned canopy walkway.
After attending university in Paris and pursuing his own adventures, the 49-year old Tenkorang says he always knew he’d return home to Accra to help change the way people see and experience Ghana.
Lens on is a new photo series inspired by our journalists’ journeys to areas less traveled throughout West Africa. Through these photos, you’ll meet individuals who reflect the diversity found within our shared culture and experiences.
The chef, author and “The Chew” co-host Carla Hall has officially been hired as consulting chef — or “culinary ambassador,” in the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture — for the North Star Cafe, a 400-seat cafeteria-style restaurant in the museum, which is set to open Sept. 24 on the Mall. (Washington Post)
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