Map of the Day: Can Sierra Leone Kick Ebola?

Today's map comes from the World Health Organization. It shows the number of days each district of Sierra Leone has gone since the last reported case of ebola. The magic number here is 42. This is double the 21 day incubation period of ebola. It is the ...

Charles Taylor Verdict

As the guilty verdict in the five year-long trial of Charles Taylor, former president of Liberia, was handed down yesterday in the Hague, Liberians looked to the sky and saw an ominous sign: a perfect circular rainbow around the sun.