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Issue 493 of New Internationalist

Reader-owned global journalism

June 2016

After Ebola

The world’s media extensively covered the Ebola crisis at its peak, but now the epidemic’s impact on communities in West Africa has fallen off the news agenda. And while millions of donor dollars eventually poured in to help contain and defeat the virus, its after effects – social, cultural and economic – will continue to be felt for years to come. We take a critical look at the humanitarian response and health systems deficit. Ebola is not a new disease – it’s been around since 1976 – so why did over 11,000 West Africans die 2014-16?


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Country profile: Ecuador

Greg Wilpert reports on a country diverse in geography, politics and people.

Ebola - the facts

Statistics and more on the spread of the virus through West Africa.

Big Davids, small Goliaths

How new trade deals – and Investor-State Dispute Settlements in particular – are giving more power to companies to sue countries...

Southern Exposure: Imal Hashimi

Smoke and ash in Afghanistan.

Men and feminism: the Smurthwaite Deal

Kate Smurthwaite has an idea for how men can truly be feminist.

The ‘Fight for $15’ dreams big – and wins

Mark Engler hails a significant victory for workers in the US.

Big Bad World

This month's cartoon from Polyp.

Open Window: The hug

This month's cartoon comes from guest cartoonist José Antonio Rodriguez Garcia from Mexico.

Mixed Media: Books

This month's book reviews.

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