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March 10, 2015
U.S. Signs Trade Agreement with Five East African Countries: Agreement promisesto open the U.S. market to African trade

U.S. Signs Trade Agreement with Five East African Countries: Agreement promisesto open the U.S. market to African trade

In a first-of-its-kind agreement, the United States and five countries from the East African Community trading bloc pledged to lower barriers and improve standards in order to allow African countries to export more products, including food, to U.S. consumers. The U.S.-EAC Cooperation Agreement was signed Thursday by representatives from Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda... Read more »

March 9, 2015
Former Ethiopian President Calls for Political Reforms

Former Ethiopian President Calls for Political Reforms

The man who served as Ethiopia’s first president after the fall of the Marxist Dergue regime, Dr. Negaso Gidada Solan now bemoans the fact that the high democratic ideals he fought for are now ignored. “You can have a very beautiful constitution,” Dr. Negaso said during a lecture at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015
Abroad: Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Join a “Global Village”

Abroad: Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Join a “Global Village”

FOR VOLUNTEERS, BUILDING HOMES ABROAD IS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE A catchphrase among volunteers is “think globally, act locally.” Habitat for Humanity believes it has found a way to do exactly that. Through a program based on the Christian tenet of tithing, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County sets aside money each time it builds a house... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015
Welcome to the Newly Designed Africa-Talks.com

Welcome to the Newly Designed Africa-Talks.com

The goal of Africa Talks is always to put the audience first. To help meet that goal, I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new version of the site. You, the audience, will get to experience a simple, clean, responsive and interactive site.

August 25, 2014
A Disease Conduit: Bushmeat’s Role in Spreading Epidemics

A Disease Conduit: Bushmeat’s Role in Spreading Epidemics

In this video interview, Dr. Mark Walters, a professor at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg at the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, discusses his experiences in Gabon while conducting research through Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1994.