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Weekend Link-Up: Dr. Denis Mukwege wins Sakharov Prize, Rwanda backtracks on screening US and Spain visitors for Ebola, and more

Congolese doctor, Denis Mukwege, won the  Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought for treating mass rape victims in the DRC. After announcing earlier this week that visitors from the United States and Spain would be screened for Ebola, Rwanda’s Ministry of Health reversed the decision and issued an apology. With more support needed to fight Ebola, China

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Weekend Link-Up: Kofi Annan says rich countries were slow to fight Ebola, Boko Haram agrees to cease-fire, and more

This week, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan spoke out about the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, stating that well-resourced countries should have acted faster to fight the disease. The Nigerian military announced that it reached a cease-fire agreement with Islamist militant group Boko Haram and that they group agreed to release the over 200 abducted

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