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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Religion and Conflict in Nigeria: Countdown to the 2015 Elections

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Elections/Campaigns,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR359-Religion-and-Conflict-in-Nigeria.pdf

Assesses the ethno-regional basis of the country’s two national political parties and raises questions about the relationship of religious identity—the country is evenly split between Muslims and Christians–and internal conflict. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Nigeria 2015: Analysis of Election Issues and Future Prospects

Categories: Africa,China,Elections/Campaigns,European Union,Great Britain,India

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp15-2.pdf

Surveys the prospects surrounding the presidential and legislative elections of February 2015 and the country’s future.  Also describes Nigeria’s relations with the U.S., the U.K., the EU, China, and India.  House of Commons Research Paper 15/02.

 

African Lion (Panthera Leo Leo): Service Proposes Endangered Species Protection for the African Lion

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/african_lion.html

Agency press release on proposed rule to list the African lion as endangered due to habitat loss, loss of prey, and increased human-lion conflicts.  Includes links to text of proposed rule and species profile.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Listing the African Lion Subspecies as Threatened ….

Categories: Africa,Animals/Wildlife,Environment,Laws/Regulations

http://www.fws.gov/endangered/what-we-do/pdf/20141024_African%20Lion%20PL_Elect%20Sig.pdf

Federal Register announcement of proposed rules that would list the African lion as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act and provide for conservation measures.  From the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Estimating the Future Number of Cases in the Ebola Epidemic: Liberia and Sierra Leone, 2014-2015

Categories: Africa,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/su6303a1.htm

Describes the use of a modeling tool to estimate the number of Ebola cases that West African nations may have to deal with.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

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

 

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