Friday, October 31, 2014

Ambassador Sanders Keynotes on US-Africa Relations Post Historic US-Africa Summit


Sanders Highlights Important Role of Africa to Gannon University Students

Ambassador Sanders spent a week at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania as part of a visiting scholar program under the Center for Independent Colleges in Universities which focuses on raise awareness of American Students on a range of international and domestic issues. Dr. Sanders focus was to discuss the importance of Africa to the United States, and the elements that make Africa a key strategic partner to America. In addition to lecturing on 12-15 different topics related to Africa, intercultural understanding, the role of the United Nations today, international relations, food security and women's issues in the global arena, Sanders also met with resettled African refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, South Sudan, Sierra Leona, and with African-American High School Students in a college preparatory program. Below follows links of the new coverage of the visit. Dr. Sanders keynote address will be posted in a subsequent BlogSpot.

Local news coverage of Sanders keynote address in Erie, Pennsylvania:
Highlights of Ambassador Sanders Africa lectures at Gannon:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ambassador Sanders on MSNBC: Links Food Security & Ebola Crisis


Ambassador Sanders on MSNBC October 16, 2014 “ The Cycle Show”  discussed her professional views on gaps in addressing  the Ebola crisis. She served in Republic of Congo during its Ebola crises in 2002-2004. Dr. Sanders highlighted some lessons learned, from that period that should be considered in addressing current crisis in West Africa which also could be applicable (or at least considered) in addressing the U.S challenges with the disease. She will also note the Nigeria success story on combating the virus, and lesson the US can also learn from Nigeria. Click below to see live show:


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dr. Sanders on CCTV Discussing Ebola Links to Food Security & Lessons Learned


Ambassador Sanders on CCTV (China Cable Television) discusses current Ebola crisis and next steps that need to be addressed and focused on to stop the spread in the U.S. and West Africa. Sanders served as U.S. Ambassador in the Republic of Congo during its  three Ebola outbreaks and notes lessons learned.
 She stresses that in addition to the epidemiology issues, it is important for international agencies also to look simultaneously at food security issues as in he past Ebola is linked to a species jump from a carrier animal to human usually through consumption of a carrier animal :