Banyana Banyana and the Mighty Warriors Elevating Women’s Football in Africa

  Two African women’s football (soccer) teams–South Africa’s Banyana Banyana and Zimbabwe’s Mighty Warriors–are giving the sport a long-awaited boost with their recent appearances at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite the fact that both teams were eliminated before reaching the quarter finals, the athletes impressed spectators and grew their fanbase with their solid skills and…

Post-Ebola Liberia

On June 9, 2016, the World Health Organization declared Liberia free of the transmission of Ebola. The announcement came 42 days after the last confirmed Ebola patient in the country tested negative for the second time. Liberia was first declared Ebola free in May 2015, but the disease reemerged 3 times, bringing the toll to…