In Depth

Mon,27Apr2015

In Depth

Politics in the Ebola crucible

 Survivor Beatrice Yardolo meets the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Photo©Francis KokorokoIt is tempting to look at the photo of Beatrice Yardolo, Liberia's last known Ebola patient, and imagine that this crisis is nearly over.

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Liberia: We empowered communities against Ebola- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President, Liberia. Photo© Francis Kokoroko for The Africa ReportLiberia's president talks to The Africa Report about how changing policy during the crisis was key to eradicating the disease, the country's relationships with the US and the government's plans beyond ebola.

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Cyvette Gibson and Paynesville's anti-Ebola revolution

Cyvette Gibson, the activist mayor of Paynesville, a city of 400,000 people. Photo©Francis KokorokoThe crusading mayor and community leaders worked hand in hand to turn the tide against Ebola.

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The fightback against Ebola

At a cemetery in Congo Town relatives have painted the graves of their loved ones for Decoration Day. Photo© Francis Kokoroko for The Africa ReportA week before an unexpected last case, Liberia had first reached zero Ebola in early March, thanks to community activists, a nationwide information campaign and tens of thousands of volunteers working alongside government and foreign medical help. Now it's time to look at the lessons learnt.

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Can Sudan survive another term of Omar al-Bashir's rule?

Opposition and rebel groups hope to derail April elections in Sudan, where a new wave of violence has forced an estimated 50,000 to flee their homes in 2015 and President Omar al-Bashir still faces charges of genocide.

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Sudan, another five years of a bloody regime?

Omar al Bashir. Photo©ReutersSudan's 13 April Presidential and parliamentary elections, the second to be held since a military coup d'État brought Omar al Bashir to power in 1989, will be neither fair nor credible and their outcome is a foregone conclusion write Karim Lahidji and Amir Suliman.

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