Africa

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A language specialist in the Buffalo Public school district says the biggest challenge for refugee students is communicating with their fellow classmates. But as WBFO's senior reporter Eileen Buckley tells us, they are encouraged to preserve their native languages. 

Local immigrants help raise funds for Ebola epicenters

Aug 19, 2014
Courtesy: Sierra Leone Cultural Alliance of Western New York, Inc.

A group of local West-African immigrants have created a new organization that will help raise money to assist poor countries battling the Ebola outbreak. The Save Africa/End Ebola organization is collecting funds to purchase much needed medical supplies.

Brendan Bannon

Buffalo native and Nairobi resident Brendan Bannon is a photojournalist in Africa, often on assignment for Doctors Without Borders, UNICEF and other international organizations. The New York Times, Popular Photography and others have published his works.