Listen: Ebola, Bashir Omar Hassan Al Bashir, Sudan discussed on 1A
"You have to invoke emergency authorities and one really interesting thing about this case which was pointed out by Amy Maximun of Nature Magazine. This is another project we supported a multi part series on <hes> the Ebola outbreak in I recommend you all go to the website and find it. <hes> is that W._H._o.. Has Been Treating this outbreak very differently from the past outbreak in West Africa. They've been taking it seriously from the beginning. Although they haven't declared an emergency until now they have been <hes> working hard to get supplies as in the free vaccines from Merck to the extent that they're available and other things into the region so <hes> you know it's very serious. This declaration of an emergency may allow them to actually seek more funding. They only have half the funds they need at this point in donations nations <hes> so I think that that's really important and the health workers who are on the ground <hes> you know Amy's reporting has shown are themselves at risk not only of catching ebola but of being shot and killed as has happened so David how concerned how concerned should we be that this outbreak could get as bad as the one that was the twenty fourteen twenty sixteen one one of our listeners Sherry emailed. My daughter is in the Peace Corps serving in Tanzania. The spreading east of Bulla is a great concern turn from the experts. I would like to know if they feel. Tanzania is in danger of infection soon and Tanzania and Congo Sheeran East West border on opposite sides of Lake Tanganyika David Right so what I've seen from the W._H._o.. Is Basically they say they. You think this will be confined to the region. It is currently in now. I I don't know geographically how big the risk of it is. Spreading far across Congo's borders. I do know that they are not closing the borders entirely at the moment <hes> for humanitarian reasons and also for security reasons they saved they closed borders the militant groups that are active. It'll it'll only get <hes> you know people would be travelling illegally across borders and things will get more complicated <hes> so they're not closing the borders. They say it will stay state in this region but we have not seen the sort of response from the U._S.. For example that we saw during the West Africa Crisis Barack Obama had an ebola czar and it was a big government response there. This has been much more led by the W._H._o.. This time around it's a different response. We're still a fraction of the number of cases in the West Africa outbreak and I think that W._H._o.. Has said they think they can contain it within the next year or two. That's a long period of time but they could get to zero then so that's that's my current read. I'm Joshua Johnson. You're listening to one A.. Let's shift a little north from there. In Africa to Sudan the leaders of Sudan's pro democracy opposition and the country's ruling military council reached a deal to share power our now Sudan has been in turmoil since the military removed the previous President Omar Al Bashir that happened back in April. There'd been months of peaceful protests and then the military killed at least one hundred twenty eight people in a crackdown in June. Now this is not the first time we've heard about a power-sharing deal. There was talk of a deal two weeks ago last week. The military said it had foiled a coup attempt. Is this a real thing. Do we know the details of this like what is this. What does this look like right now? In your yeah well <hes> this is a real breakthrough for the pro democracy movement WHO's been protesting for months and months and months really since the ouster of the thirty year serving dictator Tator <hes> Bashir Omar Hassan Al Bashir who was a war criminal for <hes> the abuses <hes> in Sudan and south Sudan Darfur <hes> and he has been for many many years wanted by international prosecutors executor's for war crimes but whenever he traveled in Africa nobody ever turned him in <hes>."