Sunday, August 24, 2014
Truth and the Human Spirit in Africa
Some very interesting articles online about Africa these days--surprisingly supportive.
The first is an article in on Truth Dig by Joe Conason about Ebola, minuscule US foreign aid (despite perceptions otherwise) and scientific research. It argues for more understanding by Americans of how little we give to the developing world and how a increased level of support for health care and research in the developing world is the right thing for everyone.
The second is an inspirational article in the New York Times about nurses and workers in Sierra Leone who have stayed to fight and support the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak. The article is a testament to the human spirit and a people dedicated to the rebuilding of a nation despite so much hardship and turmoil. Please take the time to read it.