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The recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa highlighted the urgent need for stronger, more resilient health-care systems in developing countries. But, far from ensuring that outcome, the hasty construction of more health facilities can undermine it. Samuel Kargbo.

Turkey is now an emerging actor and a rising star in the international arena. It cannot only rely on improving its economic relations with other countries through people-to-people relations since they are as important as intergovernmental relations, writes Michael Melaku.

A comprehensive, binding, and forward-looking global plastics treaty will not be easy to achieve. It will take time and cost money, and it will inevitably include loopholes and have shortcomings. 

After decades of bloodshed and anarchy, the official government was able to return to Somalia and begin the painstaking task of rebuilding a state from nothing. 

Even with massive expansion in solar and wind power, most forecasts assume that meeting global climate-mitigation goals will require a 50 percent increase in hydropower capacity by 2040. But free-flowing rivers are essential to the health of communities, local economies, and ecosystems, writes Giulio Boccaletti.

It is bizarre to imagine a huge and multi-dimensional human rights action plan of such magnitude without a reasonable amount of financial resource to put it into fruition on the ground, writes Merhatsidk Mekonnen Abayneh.

African countries can now combine energy sources to adapt to realities on the ground. Unlike in past decades, they no longer need be tied to a single energy source, write Aliko DangoteTony Elumelu and Carlos Lopes.