Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, October 27, 2014
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
With more than 1,600 reported cases, Richard Preston, a writer for The New Yorker and author of "The Hot Zone," a book about the origins of Ebola, says the situation in West Africa is starting to become "out of control" and look distinctly medieval.
Monday, August 04, 2014
The most recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has now claimed the lives of 887 people, making it the largest Ebola outbreak ever. But what are medical professionals up against as they attempt to treat and contain this disease?
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The deadliest Ebola outbreak on record continues to spread in West Africa, claiming the lives of nearly 700 people. Part of what makes fighting the outbreak in Sierra Leone so difficult is the deep-seated mistrust of the government.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Healthcare workers in some parts of Africa are now taking on two battles—the fight to control the growing threat of the Ebola virus, which has killed more than 670 people in four countries since March, and now armed youths who are threatening doctors who they believe are spreading the disease, not containing it.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
For this New Sounds, hear some loping Tamashek guitar music from the brand new record, "Aratan N Azawad" by the North Malian band, Terakaft, and some new music from the South Malian Vieux Farka Touré, with his father, Ali Farka Toure. Then take a listen to some jazzy big band music from Volker Goetze, featuring Ablaye Cissoko on kora.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
Over the weekend armed members of the terrorist group Boko Haram are believed to have killed as many as 50 students at a Nigerian University. The massacre comes on the heels of the four-day siege on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, by the Somali terror group Al-Shabab. The Takeaway was joined by David Cook, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University to discuss these most recent events and what it may mean for the region.