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'What Ebola Taught Us About The Power Of Stories'

Ebola Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.21.2016 | 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 ho...

Finally, The Deadliest Ebola Outbreak Is Almost Over

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 12.30.2015 | 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...

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

Daniel Wagner | Posted 12.28.2015 | 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 12.16.2015 | 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 12.17.2015 | 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 offi...

Learning Ebola's Lessons -- The Hard Way

Mustapha Dumbuya | Posted 11.06.2015 | 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 10.22.2015 | 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 10.16.2015 | 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 09.30.2015 | 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 09.01.2015 | 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 w...

Guinea Liberate

David Mixner | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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 08.27.2015 | 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 08.24.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 07.13.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | 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 06.19.2015 | 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.

After the Ebola Epidemic... What's Next for Africa?

Bekeh Utietiang | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
Bekeh Utietiang

Disease in Africa is a perennial problem and cannot be resolved with short-gap measures such as occasional interventions when there are epidemics. The problem is structural and systemic and requires the West to address the actual problem and not make Africa recipients of perpetual Western charity

Greenpeace Helping Expose Illegal, Unethical Fishing off West Africa

Kumi Naidoo | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Kumi Naidoo

Foreign vessels have been plundering the waters of West Africa for decades to stock the fish markets of Europe and Asia. Industrial fishing is depriving West African people of a vital source of protein and pushing thousands of locals into poverty and despair.

Hot Zones: The Intersection of Corruption, Poor Governance and Ebola

Washington Osiro | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
Washington Osiro

Something African leaders have deftly avoided discussing in the wake of the Ebola outbreak is the impact their corrupt and incompetent governance has had on how they (mis)manage such crises.

Ebola: How Quickly We Forget

Kwei Quartey | Posted 03.12.2015 | Politics
Kwei Quartey

As we begin a new year, we often discard the less important memories of the preceding year, but some events should never be forgotten. Remember Ebola?

What Is Brazil Really Doing in Africa?

Robert Muggah | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Robert Muggah

If Brazil is to make a dent in Africa, it needs to get ahead of the curve. Future economic and demographic projections indicate that African investment opportunities are changing. Foreign policy experts and investors should take note, and plan accordingly.

Prayers For Our Children For The New Year

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In a world rife with war, religious, racial, gender, sectarian, and political strife, when so many children lack safety, enough food, shelter, health care, and education and suffer unthinkable losses of parents to disease, violence, and war, I hope this New Year will bring adults closer to our common sense and moral responsibility for children's well being.