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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Ebola: Basics about the Disease

Categories: Africa,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43750.pdf

Discusses symptoms, modes of transmission, incubation period, treatments, and projections of the future course of the outbreak.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Advice for Colleges, Universities and Students about Ebola in West Africa: For Colleges and Universities

Categories: Africa,Education-Higher,Health/Medical,Recreation/Travel

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/page/advice-for-colleges-universities-and-students-about-ebola-in-west-africa

Advice for students and faculty heading to or returning from the affected countries in West Africa.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The Foreign-Born Population from Africa: 2008-2012

Categories: Africa,Immigration/Migration,Population/Census,Statistics

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/acs/acsbr12-16.pdf

Reports on trends in the number and percentage of the U.S. population that were born in Africa.  Also shows region of Africa and country of birth for the foreign-born African population in the U.S. and where they reside in the U.S.  From the Census Bureau

 

Kissinger Considered Attack on Cuba Following Angola Incursion

Categories: Africa,Cuba,History,Latin America,Russia

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB487/

A set of 9 recently declassified documents which reveal secret contingency plans for airstrikes and mining of Cuban harbors in retaliation for Cuba’s decision to send troops to Angola in 1975. From the National Security Archive

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-9, Part 1: Documents on North Africa, 1973-1976

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p1

On the efforts of the Nixon and Ford administrations to re-establish diplomatic relations with Algeria, provide support to moderate Arab allies Morocco and Tunisia, and try to manage relations with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi.  From the State Department

 

New Modeling Tool for Response to Ebola Virus Disease

Categories: Africa,Headlines,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s0923-ebola-model-Factsheet.html

Agency fact sheet which announces the development of a dynamic modeling tool called Ebola Response that allows for estimations of projected cases of the disease in West Africa—between 550,000 and 1.4 million cases by January 2015.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Levels and Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2014

Categories: Africa,Births/Deaths,Children,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2014/09/16/new-data-child-mortality-rates-falling-faster

Reports progress in reducing the level of child deaths with a decline from 12.7 million of under-five deaths worldwide in 1990 to 6.3 million in 2013.  Also reports on the leading causes of under five death and the worse countries (India and Nigeria).  From UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank

 

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