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The aftermath of Ebola sparks a rethink about aid

When will customs officials at airports stop checking your temperature upon arrival from an African destination? In countries like Ethiopia, half a dozen medics in white coats check whether travellers had recently visited Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea. Admittedly, Addis Ababa hosts the headquarters of the African Union (AU), where most of Africa’s 54 member states are represented. And these officials travel a lot.

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Beyond rhetoric: the role of women in sustainable peacebuilding

The inclusion of women in peacebuilding processes has gained momentum in policy discussions over the last 15 years but the number of women in decision-making positions remains relatively small. Peacebuilding is the foundation for creating sustainable human security and equitable development in countries emerging from conflict. Women are disproportionally affected by conflict, and to address this, they should play a key role in achieving lasting peace after conflict