Speaking – About Africa, About Smallpox, About Terror

  BOOK ONE OF MY POPULAR TALKS In eradicating smallpox, my husband was on the frontlines of human vs. microbe. But in the midst of The Terror, our family was on a frontline of a different sort. You can hear about those experiences.   COME HEAR A STORY FEW HAVE EVER HEARD Where I'm speaking…

34 Opponents Freed to Mark 50 Years of Equatorial Guinea Independence–But. . .

In what looks like a tropical paradise, press reports say that dictator Obiang of Equatorial Guinea has pardoned 34 members of the opposition party, among others, to mark the 50th anniversary of his country's independence from Spain. The main opposition party says many of those released have been tortured. Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang frees 34…

Woman in the Iron Coffin

Homicide? This body in the iron coffin? They opened it as a crime scene investigation. But no. They were dealing with 150-year-old remains. Definitely one of the more interesting smallpox stories I've run across. I had to share this Newsweek article with you. The photo above is the facial reconstruction included in the article. 150-year-old remains…