The Ebola epidemic is raging, causing hysteria worldwide. The people of West Africa, where the epidemic began, are under surveillance by international health authorities. Guinée, which was already in the throes of severe socioeconomic problems before the virus’ outbreak, has suffered the brunt of the epidemic. Guinée’s population, however, is coping valiantly with life’s daily challenges, despite the risks, the sorrows, and the suspicion from the rest of the world.

The two bloggers quoted below illustrate Guinée’s determination to survive.

Alimou Sow, a Guinean blogger, decided to eat some pizza with his wife and some friends at a small restaurant in the upper suburbs of Conakry, Guinée’s capital. He describes this experience of daily life in the capital with a distinct sense of humor: [Read more]

 

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