June 2016


After Ebola
The world's media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic's impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it's been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16? Did we learn the right lessons from the outbreak, and, with Ebola considered endemic in the region, is Sierra Leone ready if the virus returns?

エボラ危機のピークの時、世界中のメディアは大々的に報道した。しかし現在、その大流行が西アフリカのコミュニティーにもたらした影響は、メディアが取り上げらることもめっきり少なくなった。そして最終的にはウイルスを封じ込め打ち負かすため多額の援助が投入されたものの、社会的、文化的、経済的な後遺症は何年にもわたって続くことになる。人道的対応と保健システムの欠点について、私たちは厳しい問いを投げる。エボラは1976年ごろから発生しており、新しい病気ではないが、なぜ1万1,000人以上の西アフリカ人が、2014年から16年にかけて死亡したのか? 私たちはこの大流行から適切な学びを得られたのか? エボラは地域性のある感染症と考えられているが、再びウイルスが戻ってきた時に備えて、シエラレオネはその用意はできているのだろうか?






Stories making the news this month
6 'No more political parties' for a Mexican municipality
6 Justice for Cambodia's juveniles
7 Black Panther still caged
7 Introducing Htin Kyaw
7 HIV-positive persecution in South Korea
8 LGBTI hopes for change in the Caribbean
8 Canada's First Nations suicide crisis
9 Kosovo victors to be punished
9 Is your child an extremist?
PLUS: Scratchy Lines by cartoonist Simon Kneebone and Reasons to be Cheerful.

The Big Story - After Ebola

10 Did we learn the right lessons from Ebola?
And will Sierra Leone be ready, should the virus return? Hazel Healy travelled there to find out.

15 Ebola - THE FACTS

16 Where my father lies
Mariama B Jalloh's quest to find her father's grave.

18 For better or for worse
Mamie Lebbi, the first woman to test positive for Ebola, describes how she survived in the bush with her
husband's help.

19 Love without touch
Bankolay Turay's story of student romance on ice.

20 'These are the boys who fought Ebola!'
Gangsters turned mobilizers, the Tripoli Boys kicked Ebola out of their neighbourhood. Amjata Bayoh and Mohamed S Camara find out what happened next?

22 'I speak for the girls'
Elizabeth Katta talks about the lingering impacts of teenage pregnancy, which spiked during Ebola.

24 'Everything is on my shoulders'
Serah Tomba went from being a student to sole carer of seven orphans.

28 Big Davids, small Goliaths
Frank Mulder, Eva Schram and Adriana Homolova report on how new trade deals - and Investor-State Dispute Settlements in particular - are giving more power to companies to sue countries for lost profits.
PLUS: Open Window with guest cartoonist Jose Antonio Rodriguez Garcia.

33 Mark Engler
The 'Fight for $15' dreams big - and wins.

Mixed Media
34 Music reviews
Une Meeles by Maarja Nuut; Thankful Villages Vol. 1 by Darren Hayman.
35 Film reviews
Tale of Tales, directed by Matteo Garrone; Where to Invade Next, directed by Michael Moore; Fire at Sea
(Fuocoammare), directed by Gianfranco Rosi.
36 Book reviews
!No Pasaran! Writings from the Spanish Civil War, compiled by Pete Ayrton; Islam Beyond the Violent Jihadis by Ziauddin Sardar; The New Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev; Today we drop bombs, tomorrow we build
bridges by Peter Gill.
PLUS: Also out there.

4 Letters
EU referendum irrelevant; kick fossil fuels out of the arts; and Tasmania's tree threat.
5 Letter from Bangui
Ruby Diamonde travels to the bush in search of an answer to a difficult question.
26 Country Profile: Ecuador
38 And Finally
Clyde Macfarlane talks to Western Saharan singer and activist Aziza Brahim.




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