The Ebola Epidemic

The current outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has become a public health emergency requiring global attention. This virus first appeared in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1976 and has now unprecedentedly reappeared. The year’s outbreak started in May in Guinea and spread to neighboring countries Sierra Leone and Liberia. The World […]

Insurgency in West Africa

Few would have guessed that, after the global community’s most successful intervention in Libya of this century, chaos would have resulted in Mali. The toppling of Gadhafi in Libya created an intense exodus of violent and armed gangs from a country that, at one time, they could run freely. Some are part of organized militias […]