Hand in mouth
After taking a while to get the machinery running, African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has launched a very public Ebola-fighting effort. On arrival in Sierra Leone on Friday, she avoided greeting the local leaders the usual way – with a handshake – because in these parts this gesture can spread the deadly virus. But minutes after tweeting details of the solidarity no-handshake, the AU tweeted that those fighting the virus will be “hand-in-hand to overcome it”. Here’s hoping that metaphors aren’t lethal.