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The RAS News blog features news on our latest activities and selected content from African Arguments Online

Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Written by Hetty Bailey (Africa APPG)
A report from the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) and think tank Polygeia has suggested that initial awareness messaging may have exacerbated the fear felt by communities affected by Ebola and even discouraged those with symptoms from seeking medical attention.    Parliamentary inquiry At Westminster between October 2014 and May 2015 the Africa APPG... more
Monday, 2 November 2015
Written by APPG guest blog from Maisy Grovestock at Polygeia
The recent West African Ebola epidemic has drawn global attention to the challenges of generating an effective health crisis response. Polygeia’s researchers have been working with the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to consider the role of communities in the recent Ebola epidemic and to examine the lessons for community engagement in health crises and health systems... more
Monday, 27 July 2015
Written by Waqas Haque & Samara Linton (Africa APPG guest blog)
Despite the intial claims in May that Liberia’s was Ebola-free, the return of Ebola cases in Liberia earlier this month and other spikes in surrounding regions pose a threat to our initial optimism [1, 2].   This outbreak has been deemed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history since its inception over a year ago and the surrounding narrative has finally begun to... more
Monday, 27 July 2015
Written by Waqas Haque & Samara Linton (Africa APPG guest blog)
  Despite the initial claims in May that Liberia’s was Ebola-free, the return of Ebola cases in Liberia earlier this month and other spikes in surrounding regions pose a threat to our initial optimism [1, 2]. This outbreak has been deemed the most lethal Ebola epidemic in history since its inception over a year ago and the surrounding narrative has finally begun to acknowledge... more
Friday, 10 July 2015
Written by Hetty Bailey (Africa APPG)
  On the 9th July, the Africa APPG, CPA-UK and Doughty Street Chambers hosted a high level delegation of eighteen Namibian nationals of OvaHerero and Nama tribes for a ceremonial reading of the "Blue Book" held in the parliamentary archives.     The Blue Book is a British Government report published in 1918... more

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