U.N.’s Ban Cancels Planned Surprise Trip To West Africa

Foreign Policy: Exclusive: Ban Cancels Visit to Ebola-Ravaged West Africa
“…On Oct. 31, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon planned to make a surprise trip to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to underscore the need to end the region’s increasing isolation and counter what he has argued is an overblown fear of contagion. But Ban’s travel plan — which was not made public — has been quietly canceled. … The decision underscores the challenges that the United Nations faces in convincing a weary world that the Ebola epidemic, however fatal, is no cause to seal off a country’s border…” (Lynch, 10/21).