How private military services saved Sierra Leone: The contracting out of military duties came from necessity but help ensure long-lasting security

Written by Marika Josephides (1) Monday, 01 December 2014 18:15 Dismissing private military contractors as mercenaries can be simplistic and misleading, as their deployment in Sierra Leone’s Civil War displayed. That the country is rebounding despite 2014’s Ebola crisis is due in part to the success of contracted firms neutralising destabilising rebel groups. For impoverished…

Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease)

CDC A-Z Index Ebola (Ebola Virus Disease) Language: English Español (Spanish) 2014 West Africa OutbreakOutbreak of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria About Ebola Understanding how Ebola Spreads Ebola Signs and Symptoms 1 2 3 4 5 Signs and Symptoms Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to ebolavirus……

What Role for UN Peacekeepers in Tackling Ebola?

23 September 2014 Development, Health  By Michael R. Snyder This article was originally published by IPI Global Observatory on 8 September, 2014. The spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa is “racing ahead” of efforts to control it, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). On Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon issued an “…