Author: Ananya Murthy

Economic and political unrest in Italy, explained

Economic and political unrest in Italy, explained

An October 2018 viral video showed an escalator in Rome malfunctioning, injuring dozens of people. The video captured the escalator suddenly speeding up, causing a pileup of people at the bottom. This video is a glimpse into the much larger infrastructure crisis in Rome. The historic city is home to […]

Ebola in the DRC: threats and outlook

Ebola in the DRC: threats and outlook

The Democratic Republic of Congo is undergoing its tenth epidemic of Ebola since the disease’s first appearance in the country. The epidemic, centered in the country’s province of North Kivu, likely broke out in May, though it was only officially declared in August. This latest episode of Ebola is distinguished […]