A Success Story: Madagascar in Remission

After months of treating patients and enacting public health measures, it appears that the WHO and the government of Madagascar have successfully battled the plague into remission on the African island nation. The plague, the same disease that killed 50 million in Europe during the Middle Ages, is a regular occurrence in Madagascar, with the plague season lasting from September to April. Yet this year’s outbreak was particularly severe, with around 1800 suspected cases and 127 deaths by the end...
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The Votes Heard Round The World

From Scotland to Crimea, self-determination has attracted much attention as independence movements across the globe have made big leaps towards self-rule. Though these movements, grounded in historical, ethnic and political disputes, have long existed, we have seen a resurgence of late in various regions’ pushes for independence. Recent votes in Catalonia and Kurdistan have captured the world’s attention and are likely to have far-reaching consequences for independence movements worldwide. &n...
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