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Monday, April 06, 2015
Across Sierra Leone, students are preparing to return to school April 14, after nine months off because of the Ebola epidemic. But one group has been banned from returning, according to a new decree by the minister of education: "visibly pregnant" girls.
Minister of Education Minkailu Bah announced the ban ...
Thursday, April 02, 2015
It's a story that spread around the world last month: The Cameroonian army had rescued scores of children from Boko Haram. Morning Edition was among the news outlets that covered the story of youngsters said to be so traumatized, they'd forgotten their names.
This was the account of Christopher ...
Friday, March 13, 2015
When he first got word of an Ebola outbreak in his home country of Liberia last March, Tarkpor Mambia didn't take the news too seriously.
He was talking to his sister Grace, 28, on the phone. She was about to finish nursing school in the inland Liberian town of Gbarnga. ...
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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Monday, March 02, 2015
An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems. You can take ...
Sunday, March 01, 2015
When Syrian artist Mohammed Al-Amari, 27, fled the country's civil war last winter he couldn't carry much. Just some clothes, and little else, he says. But he did manage to bring some "colors" with him — watercolors, pastels and even a few of his paintings.
Al-Amari and his wife didn't ...
Friday, February 20, 2015
If you'd like to get an idea of what resilience is all about, take a lesson from Mamuedeh Kanneh.
She lost her husband to Ebola. But she's stayed strong. She's caring for 13 children, her own and orphans whose parents died of the virus.
Kanneh lives in Barkedu, a village ...
Friday, February 13, 2015
Here's a sobering number: 37 radio journalists have been killed worldwide in the past two years according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries for reporters. Last year, three radio reporters were killed there.
Somali journalist Muhyadin Ahmed Roble remembers one of ...