Managing rumours and misinformation in West Africa

By Amzath Fassassi[Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] Rumours about Ebola generated social challenges that were real but surmountable, finds Amzath Fassasi. As the Ebola epidemic was advancing on Guinea’s capital Conakry in April 2014 a powerful rumour started to spread among the people living on the outskirts. Onions and coffee, so the …

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