Tag Archive: Africa

Feb 05

When the Past Dictates the Future

France’s desire to build a relationship with Algeria may always be thwarted by colonial past. History has a way of making its presence known, years after the events that helped shape it are forgotten by a majority of the world.  It is almost as though it wants to remind us that accepting the past is …

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Jan 16

Just The Tip of The Horn

It’s the start of a new year, and a new beginning. A renewed hope for something better for all, yet a crisis still looms and has been around for far too long. I am referring to the food crisis, in the Horn of Africa. So why hasn’t the problem been resolved, after so many decades? …

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Oct 23

Libya’s Anniversary

 Brief Editorial Note: Some of you may have noticed that I’ve been absent from Not Enough Good for the past few weeks. I suspended my posts so that I could move to London and settle into my new schedule as an International Relations graduate student, and now that I’ve (mostly) done so I will be …

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Oct 22

What About the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

Let’s talk about the Democratic Republic of the Congo. What about it exactly, you may be asking? Good question. Because up until last week, I had never even heard of the country mentioned in the media before. That’s before I learned that it was the location of the deadliest conflict in the world since World …

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Oct 01

Ebola’s Other Victim: Healthcare Workers

You might have heard about the Ebola outbreak in Uganda, Africa, which started to receive media coverage towards the end of the summer. In one of my previous blog posts, I had written about the about the outbreak itself and its effects. Currently, there is more focus on another Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of …

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Aug 17

Effective Peer Mentoring

At the end of 2010, it was reported that about seventeen million women around the world are living with HIV or AIDS. Since that was only two years ago, it is possible that number has increased even more. Awhile back, I wrote a post about implementing an integrated healthcare program that incorporates both family planning …

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Aug 06

The Ebola Outbreak in Uganda: Why should we worry?

The biggest public health news currently is about the Ebola Outbreak that began in the Kibbale district in Uganda. You may have heard about it in the news or online. According to the World Health Organization, about 38 cases have been reported, and 14 people have already died from the virus. Currently, government and health …

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Jul 09

Electricity and the Arab Spring

If you were wondering why I missed my post last week, it’s  because I was one of the million+ people who lost power during the storm that hit the east coast on the 29th.  I was without power for 6 days–almost 7–which meant no internet, no television, no air conditioning, and, since our house has well …

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Jun 21

Simply Divine: The Sweeter Side of the Chocolate Industry

  While chocolate might taste sweet, it’s history is anything but. There is a long history of exploitation and unethical practices surrounding the West African cocoa beans used by “Big Chocolate” corporations such as Hershey, Kraft (which recently bought Cadbury), Nestle, and Mars. There are news reports of unfair pricing. Poor working conditions. There are …

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Jun 14

Myth vs. Reality: Does Africa Really Need Saving?

Cupcakes. Skinny jeans. Reality shows. All are trends that have exploded in popularity within the United States in the last decade. Another recent trend? “Saving Africa”. Earlier in the week, I wrote about the common myths and misconceptions having to do with the continent of Africa, many of which stem from the mainstream American media. …

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