February 13, 2018
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World Radio Day is celebrated February, 13th. In El País' section on global development and human rights, Planeta Futuro, they have published an article written by NCID's Research Assistant David Soler on the study The Reach of Radio: Defection Messaging and Armed Group Behavior, led by NCID Resident Fellows Alex Armand and Joseph Gomes.

In this opinion piece, which can be accessed by clicking here, David tells the story of Sam Ouandja, who escaped from the LRA's hands. Thou...

February 13, 2018
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In conmemoration of World Radio Day, NCID's Resident Fellow Joseph Gomes speaks about radio's importance in demobilizing combatants and ending conflict in Central Africa. With one hour of radio a day, fatalities reduced by 7% in the areas where the signal reached. Joseph explains the impact on the terrorist group LRA and the implications for literature on conflict resolution.

February 12, 2018
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The Ebola outbreak killed 11.310 people across West Africa. This serious disease spreads through direct contact with infected body fluids, mainly affecting Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The first case, although very rare, was through direct contact with an infected animal (bat or monkey) and then, human to human. The chaotic situation required treatment centers. However, the international community didn’t intervene, both financially and military, until nine months after the first case, which led to a lack of public goods during the time. 

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