Fortnightly links: Ebola and elections in the DRC, OpenSC, Ambaeans return home, and more

The eruption of a volcano on Ambae, Vanuatu in 2018 covered most of the island in a thick layer of ash (Credit: IFRC Asia Pacific/Twitter)
The eruption of a volcano on Ambae, Vanuatu in 2018 covered most of the island in a thick layer of ash (Credit: IFRC Asia Pacific/Twitter)

Vox’s Today Explained podcast reports on the latest Ebola outbreak in the DRC.

OpenSC, a new initiative by WWF and investment firm BCG Digital Ventures, allows users to scan products to trace its supply chain before buying, promoting the purchase of ethical products.

In Sagar Gram in India, child sexual exploitation is the norm.

The situation on the island of Ambae, Vanuatu look dire, with water supplies polluted by Ash and crops destroyed, but every day more Ambaeans return home, writes Paul Jones for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Anna Kapambwe Mwaba writes in the Washington Post about the African Union’s decision to challenge election results in the DRC.

US think tank the Center for Economic Policy and Research offers you Haiti by the numbers.

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Sachini Muller

Sachini Muller is a Research Officer at the Development Policy Centre. She is currently completing a Master of Globalisation at ANU.

Terence Wood

Terence Wood is a Research Fellow at the Development Policy Centre. His research focuses on political governance in Western Melanesia, and Australian and New Zealand aid.

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