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A coup attempt failed in Gabon. (Photo/EPA).

The January 7 Coup Bid In Gabon Surprised Everyone. Why Forecasts, And The Plot, Failed

The conditions present in Gabon were far less conducive to a coup than the vast majority of previous attempts. So why would the plotters take such a risky action?


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A health worker takes temperatures. (Photo/Claude Sengenya/IRIN).

DR Congo Is A World Champion In Tackling Ebola, The Latest Outbreak Is Its 10th

Theres an added problem to the latest Ebola outbreak; its in North Kivu Province, a conflict zone where dozens of armed groups operate and decades of fighting have devastated key infrastructure.