Category Archives: Medical/Health Care

Are DRC, Mozambique Insurgencies a Real IS Threat?

Experts are warning that a focus on alleged Islamist militant ties is hindering efforts to respond to insurgencies in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.Local insurgent groups have claimed ties to Islamic State to increase their clout,...

How outbreaks like Ebola extract huge social and economic costs

Epidemics, or infectious disease outbreaks, are invariably disruptive and tend to have far-reaching effects on individuals and communities. Humanity has endured a myriad of epidemics, some of which have wiped out entire communities.The impact of an epi...

Sudan: While Peace Deal is Signed, Feminists Fight for Representation

In Sudan, women are well-represented in the workforce. They are not lacking in any public spaces. And over the past few months, they have made up half, if not more, of the protest crowds making demands of their new transitional

1 Ebola Fatality Confirmed in New Congo Region

Congolese officials have confirmed the death of one of at least two new Ebola patients in South Kivu province. The outbreak in Congo has killed more than 1,800 people but this is the first time in the year-long epidemic

Report: Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee Seamstresses Harassed, Abused

Women sewing blue jeans for Levi's, Wrangler, Lee and The Children's Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say.In resp...

Toll from Tanzania Fuel Truck Blast Rises To 82: Hospital

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania at the weekend has climbed to 82 after seven more people died from their injuries, a hospital official said Wednesday.A spokesman for the National Hospital in Dar es Salaam said