So far there have been 458 cases, including 271 deaths, in two DRC’s provinces. This could get much worse. In Liberia’s case, over two years, 4,810 people lost their lives to ebola.
A famine and widening cholera epidemic that has already killed 200, could combine to make it much harder for new president Farmajo to stabilise the country.
The civil defence groups, which had protected villages from the notoriously brutal rebels in Sierra Leone and Liberia during the civil wars, were revived as taskforces to track Ebola cases and enforce quarantines
Botswana’s per-person GDP has increased rapidly. It passed the African average in the mid-1970s and has made steady progress since