Ebola Outbreak Couldn’t Have Come at a Worse Time for DRC

May 21, 2018

The most recent Ebola outbreak is only the tip of the iceberg of problems faced by the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the conflict-ridden nation has been hit by an outbreak of Ebola. As it is not the first...

Mudslides in Sierra Leone: Learning to Mourn, But Not to Prevent

September 09, 2017

With new aerial images showing that another mudslide in Sierra Leone is imminent, the country is in a race against time to avoid the same situation happening again. Sierra Leone is still reeling following one of the worst catastrophes to hit Africa in recent memory. Having barely recovered from...

Africa This Month: A Tale of Two Harvests

May 31, 2017

Eastern African famine is cause for concern as southern Africa’s bountiful harvests offer hope — as does the containing of an Ebola outbreak in a remote part of the continent. Much of Africa’s modern story has been told through the lens of fragility, famine and conflict. These three...