The Politics behind the Ebola Crisis

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International Crisis Group Report n°232
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International Crisis Group
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20/07/2018
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2015
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Africa Report n°232

West Africa is still paying the price for its poor response to the Ebola epidemic. Where an early response could have prevented the worst, failures on all levels allowed Ebola to spread, exposing a deep rift between the population and political class of the countries affected. Unless all actors learn from the crisis, a similar disaster may be just a matter of time.