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These Photos Capture The Lives Of Mali's Respected Blacksmith Caste

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.30.2014 | Home

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

Yoga Bends The Trends In Kenya

Al Jazeera | Jacob Balzani Loov | Posted 04.11.2014 | Home

Nairobi, Kenya - Yoga has grown increasingly popular among the poorest neighbourhoods in the capital thanks to Paige Elenson and her partner Baron Bap...

What Africa Needs Above All: The Rule of Law

Dr. Mo Ibrahim | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
Dr. Mo Ibrahim

"If we are to build grassroots respect for the institutions and processes that constitute democracy," Mo Ibrahim writes for Project Syndicate, "the state must treat its citizens as real citizens, rather than as subjects. We cannot expect loyalty to an unjust regime. The state and its elites must be subject, in theory and in practice, to the same laws that its poorest citizens are."

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa

Africa.com | Posted 08.10.2012 | Black Voices

This week, we're reading about Egypt's ailing former dictator Hosni Mubarak, who was sentenced to life in prison last week. We're also reading an arti...

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa

Africa.com | Posted 08.03.2012 | Black Voices

This week, we're reading about the conviction of the once-powerful warlord Charles Taylor after his sentencing for war crimes. We're also looking at t...

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa

Africa.com | Posted 07.27.2012 | Black Voices

This week we're watching closely as Egyptians go to the polls to vote for their next president, as well as looking at results from Algeria's elections...

This Week's Top 10 News Stories From Africa

Africa.com | Posted 07.20.2012 | Black Voices

This week, we're watching as Egypt continues to prepare for its upcoming presidential elections, as candidates take to the podiums in the country's fi...

13 Ways Africa Is Changing

Stephen Ellis | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Stephen Ellis

In the USA and Europe, people are having difficulty grasping Africa's new dynamism. It doesn't fit with standard images of a continent of war and misery. The intelligent procedure, of course, should be to rethink our mental map, not to turn away from the reality.

In Honor of Mother's Day, Here's One Petition Every Mother Should Sign

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 07.06.2011 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

A new promotional video released last week by the non-partisan anti-poverty organization ONE raises some important questions about Americans' view of foreign assistance in the developing world.