The killing of 34 miners by South African police drew attention to the cozy relationship between business and the ruling ANC. Some South Africans feel betrayed by the party that led the fight against apartheid.
Even as death toll tops 1,000, experts caution the rollout should be handled with caution and sensitivity on a continent with a history of being on the receiving end of 'experimental' Western medicines.
So far, the current epidemic has killed nearly 1,000 people in four countries, but it hasn't touched East Africa. Countries like Uganda, which faced a major outbreak in 2000, are prepared with strategies to isolate and treat patients.
Violence against aid workers has been a striking component of what is now considered one of the world's worst conflicts. But workers also say bad weather – which can delay travel for weeks – is a major hurdle.
The prosecution and defense presented closing arguments Thursday and Friday. While a lot of attention has focused on prurient details, the trial has also spurred national conversations about race, wealth, and justice.
Even around 'safe' UN camps, females who forage for food and firewood are targeted by lurking soldiers. 'You cannot change the actions of an illiterate army by the stroke of a pen,' says rebel spokesman.
Millions in South Sudan and Somalia are at risk, according to sophisticated tracking models and data collected this year on crops, livestock, markets, and stockpiles. But early warning doesn't always mean action.
UN compounds initially provided safe haven for civilians as conflict broke out. But now overcrowded and within conflict zones, they have become places where refugees confront predatory behavior, violence, and lack of sanitation.