December 2008 Entries
While this West African nation doesn't usually get a lot of press, Guinea seems to be sweeping the headlines this morning. Not necessarily on TV in the States, but the web is buzzing with reports about a possible coup d'etat.
The Ethiopian government says it will pull its troops out of Somalia by the end of the year. It's been about two years after they invaded their neighbor in the hopes of putting down a revolt by Islamic fighters...and the Ethiopians want to go home.
When I traveled to Rwanda in April, what struck me was how the streets of Kigali remain so amazingly clean. Many of the dirt sidewalks were swept clean. Each sidewalk devoid of trash. Remarkable.
If you have ever suffered the rigors of malaria or seen others ravaged by the illness, then you will take great hope in a new report about a new vaccine against the deadly disease.
The United Nations says the death toll in the cholera epidemic in Zimbabwe has topped 775 deaths.