The Ebola outbreak threatens to become a political crisis that could unravel years of effort to stabilise West Africa, a think tank has warned. “The worst-hit countries now face widespread chaos and, potentially, collapse,” the International Crisis Group (ICG) said. The world’s largest outbreak of Ebola has caused untold numbers of deaths, mainly in Guinea,… Continue reading Ebola-hit nations may ‘face collapse’
The Ebola spread to the US has created fears that US aviation authorities could slap travel restrictions, which would signal a major crisis for African airlines struggling to make profits, analysts warned in a report on Thursday. DaMina Advisors, an African political risk advisory service firm, warned that with the first US confirmed case of… Continue reading African Airlines Face Tough Future With Ebola Spread To US
Ebola has arrived in Texas after more than 3,000 have died from the current outbreak in West Africa — officially. I use that qualifier because, knowing the region, I am certain the real numbers are much, much higher. While serving as U.S. ambassador to Guinea, I traveled frequently to the Gueckedou area — ground zero… Continue reading Nagy: The African governments impacted by Ebola virus are incapable of dealing with it
Professor George Ayittey Iron Law No. 5: There is a Price to Pay for Intellectual Prostitution, Collaboration and Sycophancy. The most painful and treacherous aspect of Africa’s collapse was the wilful and active collaboration by Africa’s own intellectuals, many of whom were highly “educated” with Ph. D.s, and who should have known better. “Painful” because… Continue reading PhDs, Intellectual Prostitution, Collaboration and Sycophancy
Fashion blogger Jo Dunlop, 39, is an Australian living in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It’s the capital of the West African country where an estimated 622 people have died from Ebola and another 1,682 people have been infected, according to data provided by World Health Organization from the Ministries of Health. Dunlop splits her time between… Continue reading This Fashion Blogger in Sierra Leone Is Now Documenting the Ebola Outbreak
Jo Dunlop talks about what it’s been like to switch gears in the midst of West Africa’s health crisis.