Xanana Gusmao: Ebola is not just West Africa’s crisis

Xanana Gusmao: Ebola is not just West Africa’s crisis

When Timor-Leste (East Timor) suffered under the brutal Indonesian occupation from 1974 – 1999, Xanana Gusmao was the leader of the guerrilla independence forces in the island’s mountains. When the country gained independence and, in 2002, became the...
East Timor’s long transition to democracy

East Timor’s long transition to democracy

Over the last ten years I have had the opportunity to travel to East Timor on five different occasions, to have made many friends there, and to have worked on a fairly regular basis with José Ramos-Horta, one of this new democracy’s “founding...
Paul Simon in East Timor, Day 1

Paul Simon in East Timor, Day 1

In 2005, musician Paul Simon joined thecommunity.com to help launch distribution of 4000 mosquito nets for East Timor’s malaria prevention program. According to the Global Fund for Malaria, TB and AIDS, mosquito-borne malaria is responsible for approximately 40%...