The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is nearly over, with the World Health Organization recently declaring Sierra Leone free of the disease. As the international community prepares for the end of the outbreak, it should consider the lasting lessons for future epidemic responses. Three are key.
Mombasa, Kenya’s second-largest city, is a highly populated hub of Indian Ocean trade with a deeply cosmopolitan history. Yet like many communities along Kenya’s 333-mile “coastal strip,” it is being left behind, trailing most of the country in levels of income, education and access to health care.
U.N.-led negotiations in Libya have been undermined by revelations of extensive links between the outgoing U.N. mediator, Bernardino Leon, and the United Arab Emirates, which openly backs one side of the civil war. But not everything is lost, if Leon’s successor can overcome three outstanding obstacles.