One of Liberia's most popular hip-hop stations is taking its young audience and the Ebola crisis seriously. Hott FM is quickly becoming Monrovia's best source for 24/7 Ebola coverage — through both news updates and the hottest songs. Have a listen.
In terms of sheer numbers of cases, the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the biggest ever recorded. But analysis shows that the disease is not spreading as quickly as some diseases have in the past, which gives some hope that it might soon be contained.
With every disease, physical and mental trauma go hand in hand. Ane Bjøru Fjeldsæter, a Norwegian psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, helped treat the latter during her time in Ebola treatment centers in West Africa. That's where she struck up a friendship with Patrick, a 6-year-old patient.
The news of a US-based case of Ebola has led to hostility against many Liberians and other Africans in the United States. But Liberian Americans are focusing on delivering aid, in many forms, to families affected by the Ebola crisis back home.
Eid al-Adha is a big occasion for Muslims around the globe. But for any part of the Muslim world that's staring down the barrel of Ebola right now — like Guinea, the country where the current outbreak began — the parties are muted.
There is a reason why Western Europe’s loud acceptance of equality hasn't yet made a significant difference in much of the world: because of the US. Like civil rights and the women’s suffrage movement, it is only when America declares the debate closed that it will finally be closed in much of the world. If not legally, then at least culturally.
When does sharing information about Ebola simply spread fear? That's the balance health care reporters in developed countries are trying to strike as they report on the spread of the disease but acknowledge the extremely low risks outside of West Africa.