This week's round-up of commentaries covers protests in Hong Kong, the digital gap in Argentina's education, dangers witnesses face in Pakistan, and Liberia's reaction to US aiding in the fight against Ebola.
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The World Bank and IMF lead the way in helping African nations hit by Ebola to plan for an inevitable rebound. Such planning may help dispel current perceptions of Ebola as yet another drag on Africa that has grown more resilient.
In a first, a North Korean official confesses that the regime runs 'reeducation' labor camps. The admission hints at change and a possible rejection of Marxist notions about truth being subject only to the power relations of economic and social conditions.
Despite an armed conflict, economic stagnation, and elections, Ukraine starts to erode endemic corruption, first by forcing officials to divulge personal assets. Honesty in governance may be a main defense against Russia.
This week's round-up of commentaries covers the impact of student loans on Japan's economy, why Australians should stand against a ban on wearing burqas, the problems of being a surrogate mother in India, why Britain must stand against Internet trolls, and why Canada must join the fight against Islamic State.