The initial Ebola case in Tambakha [a remote chiefdom near the Guinea border] coincided with the proper training of the first set of Ebola educators. They were deployed in mid-October to educate local people on the prevention and control of Ebola and to help monitor the advent of newcomers into their communities, possible carriers.
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Authorities have lifted an emergency order for the bodies of all Ebola victims to cremated. But the unpopular practice – alien to west Africa – leaves a legacy of stigma and grief
Brian Lomax, 26, sleeps on a pile of bones – the remains of cremated Ebola victims whose relatives may never get the chance to collect.
He was hounded out of his community by neighbours who feared his work at the Margibi crematorium in Boys Town, Lower Margibi county, was helping to spread the disease rather than contain it. This is the only place he has left to go.
Boko Haram violence underpins rising death rates among Nigerian citizens, while thousands also killed in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Somalia
The campaign of terror by Nigeria’s Islamist insurgency Boko Haram was responsible for nearly half of all civilian deaths in African war zones last year, according to research that highlights the group’s tactic of targeting non-combatants.
Despite some success, women in DRC striving to help resolve the country’s conflicts are hindered by cultural constraints and entrenched gender roles
Sitting at a table in a dimly lit restaurant in Goma, Chantal Rugenera Kambibi reflects on the challenges faced by Congolese women involved in peacekeeping.
Countries are recognising their obligation to feed their citizens, but with growing corporate control over food systems, the battle is far from over
Biraj Patnaik in Delhi
As the first round of intergovernmental negotiations on the sustainable development goals gets under way in New York, I am reminded of the immense struggle over time to ensure that every human being has quality food in sufficient quantity to meet their needs – a right laid out by Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948.