Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put neighboring countries on alert. The highly infectious disease, for which there is no known cure, kills approximately 80 percent of those infected.
Posted: January 6, 2009 23:21
Ukraine squares off against Russian gas giant
A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about the gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine, which is now impacting gas supplies of other European nations.
Posted: January 6, 2009 11:42
World faces economic and political challenges in 2009
The world is bracing for a difficult economic year as the global financial crisis continues -- but there are also significant social, environmental and political landmarks ahead. Bloggers around the globe make their predictions for 2009.
Posted: January 1, 2009 17:32
FDA failures contribute to spread of contaminated drugs
Since the 1930s, heparin has helped save the lives of millions of dialysis and surgery patients. Then, in 2006, Chinese suppliers of the drug’s basic material contaminated it with a mysterious ingredient. Patients began to die.
Posted: December 17, 2008 15:31
Humanitarian crisis unfurls in a volatile Zimbabwe
Andrew Meldrum, a senior editor at GlobalPost, discusses Zimbabwe's political instability and its future as a major humanitarian crisis continues to unfold.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:48
Contaminated drug imports threaten Americans
The majority of drugs in the U.S. contain ingredients that are produced overseas, often with no oversight by the Food and Drug Administration.
Posted: December 17, 2008 14:41
Black flies blind river villagers in Tanzania
Onchocerciasis, or river blindness, affects almost 40 million people -- most of them in Africa.
Posted: December 15, 2008 15:39
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Climate conference targets developing nations
About 11,000 people from more than 190 countries met in Poland this week to lay the foundations for a treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that will extend beyond the Kyoto Protocol agreement, which expires in 2012.
Posted: December 12, 2008 11:21
Mugabe claims cholera crisis is over in Zimbabwe
Dele Olojede, a Nigerian journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses the entrenched Zimbabwean leader's situation and the country's future.
Posted: December 11, 2008 11:09
Free healthcare but long lines in Uganda
Uganda suffers from an extreme shortage of health workers, particularly in more remote rural areas.
Posted: December 10, 2008 23:53