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.
As some of the 2.7 million people displaced by violence across Darfur, young male refugees face hunger and alienation, with little future to anticipate. Now, they have formed an outspoken political force known as the "shabab," Arabic for "young men."
Andrew Meldrum, a senior editor at GlobalPost, discusses the state of Zimbabwe's health sector as the cholera crisis worsens and considers how the U.S. can respond to the situation.
Uganda, Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo mounted a joint offensive against Uganda’s anti-government Lord's Resistance Army this week. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes that broader efforts to combat the violence are needed.
Andrew Meldrum, a senior editor at GlobalPost, discusses Zimbabwe's political instability and its future as a major humanitarian crisis continues to unfold.
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