The Democratic Republic of Congo is in the throes of its worst-ever Ebola outbreak, with more than 420 cases in the country’s volatile east, and a mortality rate of just under 60 percent. But this outbreak — the nation’s tenth known Ebola epidemic — is unusual because more than 60 percent of patients are women. VOA’s Anita Powell visited the two Ebola hotspots, and brings us this report from the town of Beni.
Delegates from 200 nations are in Poland hoping to keep the world's attention on combating the potentially devastating effects of human impacted climate change. But with global instability on the rise and the United States having withdrawn from the Paris Climate accord, progress is slow -- as VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.