Friday, October 24: Top 10 Weekly News


1. Not Necessarily A Death Sentence

What can be learned from the news of Nigeria being declared Ebola-free. Can some of their practices be applied to countries such as Sierra Leone and Liberia? 
Source: The Economist

2. Will Oscar Pistorius Compete in the Olympics Again? (+video)

Why some are saying the Olympic athlete may make his comeback at the 2020 games in Tokyo, Japan.  
Source: Christian Science Monitor

3. From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Learn more about the 22-year-ol Freshman at Harvard who overcame abandonment and homelessness to walk Harvard's prestigious halls.  
Source: New York Times

4. 'I am a Liberian, Not A Virus': West Africans Hit Back Against Ebola Stigma

What this social media campaign hopes to do for those often stereotyped because of Ebola's presence in Liberia.
Source: The Guardian

5. Nigeria’s Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal: Too Good to Be True?

This expert on Nigerian security and affairs shares his thoughts on the announcement of a ceasefire between Boko Haram militants and the Nigerian government.
Source: African Arguments

6. Doctor in New York City Is Sick With Ebola

This week, New York City confirmed its first case of the Ebola virus. The doctor, who lives in Harlem, is not under hospital care after a trip in Guinea. What does this mean for the big city?

Source: New York Times

7. Tunisians Head to Polls Amid Concerns Over Economy, Security

Tunisia has struggled to find its footing since the ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. Find out how elections could help or hurt the democracy currently under construction.  
Source: Voice of America

8. The Future Belongs to Africa, if …

This writer shares their thoughts on Africa's present climate, the heaviness of the continent's past and what should be done to encourage future leaders.  
Source: This Is Africa

9. Zambia's independence: 50 Years and Five Presidents Later

The country celebrates 5 decades of independence this weekend. Lear more about Zambia and its leaders (past and present).  
Source: BBC

10. Belonging – Why South Africans Refuse to Let Africa in

Why this writer believes "insularity will continue to be the country’s guiding ethos in its social, cultural and political dealings with the rest of the continent."
Source: Africa is A Country