Issa Sikiti da Silva is an award-winning Kinshasa-based journalist.
Northern Mali's population is fast dwindling as people flee desertification, drought and armed conflict only to end up in places where they face increased competition for resources.
People in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have linked the response to the Ebola outbreak with political disenfranchisement making it harder for foreign organisations to contain the outbreak.
Many argue that uncontrolled hunting in the north of the country and with it the consumption and sale of bushmeat drives the outbreaks.
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