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China's Ban On The Ivory Trade Is Simply Not Enough

Rachael Willis | Posted 01.18.2017 | Green
Rachael Willis

While China's ban on the ivory trade represents a huge step forward for a country that only recently called ivory carving part of its intangible cultural heritage, it's simply not enough to turn Beijing into the responsible international actor it claims to be.

Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: African Proverbs on Leadership

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 11.14.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Diversity is needed to bring together the brightest minds to create solutions to business, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century and bey...

More Men Than Women Oppose Female Genital Mutilation In These Countries

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 07.19.2016 | Impact

In some countries, men oppose female genital mutilation at a higher rate than women ― even though it is considered an act of violence against women....

Ebola, Zika and the Weakness of the Global Health Regime

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When it first began at the end of December 2013 in a rural village in Guinea, the Ebola virus had been restricted to a few neighboring villages. By Ma...

Here's Why FGM Is On The Rise In Country Where 97% Of Girls Undergo Procedure

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.26.2016 | Impact

Female genital mutilation is on the decline worldwide, but is seeing an increase in support in Guinea where girls feel overwhelming social pressure to...

Liberia Suffers New Ebola Death Months After Outbreak Declared Over

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

MONROVIA, April 1 (Reuters) - A woman has died of Ebola in Liberia, months after the West African nation was declared free of the virus and weeks afte...

'What Ebola Taught Us About The Power Of Stories'

Ebola Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.05.2017 | World

In reporting an epidemic, narratives of life on the ground add impact and color to hard data on deaths and recovery rates. First-hand accounts of how ...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

The worst outbreak of Ebola on record that killed thousands and caused global panic in 2014 was largely brought under control this year. Sierra Leone ...

After 2 Years And 2,500 Deaths, Guinea Is Ebola-Free

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 01.05.2016 | World

Guinea, one of the countries hit by the worst outbreak of Ebola, has been declared free of any cases of the deadly virus. Because Guinea hasn't seen ...

Saudi Arabia's Anti-Terror 'Coalition' Is a House of Cards

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given the conflicting interests and lack of military experience on the part of the coalition's members, there is ample reason to conclude that this alliance lacks substance.

In Guinea, Disbelief Around Ebola as Stubborn as the Virus Itself

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Crystal Wells

Guinea was the source of the largest and deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. As the virus cut its deadly path through families, communities and a worried nation, it was aided by unwilling accomplices--rumors, suspicion and misinformation.

It's Time for Action on Universal Health Coverage

Jim Yong Kim | Posted 12.16.2016 | World
Jim Yong Kim

We cannot afford to put off action any longer. Experts predict that within the next 30 years, we are likely to face a pandemic like the 1918 Spanish Flu, which could kill as many as 30 million people in 250 days -- and reduce global GDP by nearly five percent, or close to $4 trillion.

Man In Brazil May Have Contracted Ebola After Recent Guinea Trip

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 11.11.2015 | Healthy Living

Brazil's Health Minister Marcelo Costa said on Wednesday (November 11) that a 46-year-old man coming from Guinea is being tested for Ebola after offic...

Learning Ebola's Lessons -- The Hard Way

Mustapha Dumbuya | Posted 11.06.2016 | World
Mustapha Dumbuya

On Saturday, all being well, the World Health Organization will declare Sierra Leone Ebola-free. It comes after a long, tense, 42-day countdown, and an even longer fight to curb the spread of Ebola.

As Ebola Leaves West Africa, Why Are Resources Leaving Too?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 10.22.2016 | Impact
Vishal Khetpal

Tremendous progress has been undoubtedly made in the fight against Ebola, but has the world done enough to address today's diseases endemic to the region, such as malaria, or tomorrow's next infectious contagion? I am not so sure.

A Tale of Two Countries -- and One Bizarre Hostage Situation

ADST | Posted 10.16.2016 | World
ADST

If you think your relationships are complex, consider the convoluted ties among Ghana, Guinea, and the United States in the mid-1960s. The friendship ...

Diplomacy at Disney: The Happiest Meeting Place on Earth

ADST | Posted 09.30.2016 | World
ADST

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

Spanish Police Find A Man Crossing The Border Stuffed In A Car Engine

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.06.2017 | World

Spanish police found a man curled up inside a car engine entering from Morocco on Sunday, in the latest example of the extreme lengths to which people...

Guinea Liberate

David Mixner | Posted 09.01.2016 | Queer Voices
David Mixner

In order to deflect from its record of torture and lack of any human rights, the government has attempted to make the LGBT community and women scapegoats. These two groups have suffered greatly under the current government and the military.

'We Were Lucky This Time': How Experts are Battling the Next Ebola

Nisarg Patel | Posted 08.27.2016 | World
Nisarg Patel

We're over 20 months into the Ebola epidemic, and while it has slowed over the last few months, new cases continue to emerge each week. Liberia, declared Ebola-free for over two months, suffered another death from the disease last month, spreading fears of a comeback in the country.

What an Ebola Fighter Looks Like

Timothy La Rose | Posted 08.21.2016 | Impact
Timothy La Rose

From the beginning, it was clear that a medical response alone was not going to stop Ebola. And while doctors were rightly lauded for their incredibly heroic work, community mobilizers like Mariam were in the background laboring in the hot zones, changing minds almost one Guinean at a time, all the while exposing themselves to potential infection and violence.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: We May Finally Have An Ebola Vaccine That Works

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 01.13.2017 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

It's Too Early to Declare Victory Over Ebola

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

The resurgence of Ebola in Liberia is a sharp reminder that all efforts to fight the epidemic must remain high and that the international community should continue to be mobilized.

Ebola Is Not Over and It's Proving Hard to Beat

Christos Stylianides | Posted 07.09.2016 | Politics
Christos Stylianides

Today in New York the world is coming together to pledge resources for the recovery of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia. And this is support they need urgently. But it will also be an occasion to sound the alarm bell that the emergency response to the epidemic must not wane now.

Journey To Forécariah, The Snake's Head In The Fight Against Ebola

Bob Kelty | Posted 06.19.2016 | World
Bob Kelty

Bordering Sierra Leone, Forécariah is 60 miles and over four hours of bumpy, dusty, traffic-laden routes out of the country's coastal capital of Conakry. With only a small portion of Guinea's 12 million people, Forécariah's population of 136,000 represents 80 percent of all new Ebola cases since January.