The Nielsen poll found that a small number of Vietnamese -- 2.6 percent -- continue to buy and use rhino horn. We'll be working to continue to build awareness and to cause the whole of society to shame the people who persist in driving the consumption of this product.
What is exciting is building manufacturing capacity in Africa might be one of the biggest opportunities for pulling millions of people out of poverty.
It's a huge and dangerous mission. Over 700 aid workers are involved. There are safety issues too of course with this deadly virus. The workers have to deliver the food, while avoiding contact with anyone who might have Ebola.
Aggressive measures at the source of the outbreak are needed urgently in West Africa. While Americans are understandably concerned for their own welfare, Africans suffer extensively from Ebola and have done so for quite some time.
Voluntary medical male circumcision has made definite inroads in Tanzania through years of initial pilot projects, awareness and education campaigns, and a scale-up of VMMC services provided in health facilities and in mobile units. The approach seems to be working.
If oil prices stay below $90 per barrel for any length of time, we will witness massive fiscal squeezes and regime changes in one or more of the following countries: Iran, Bahrain, Ecuador, Venezuela, Algeria, Nigeria, Iraq, or Libya. It will be a movie we have seen before.
While the media touted the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as a sign of Africa's "rising" and its soon-to-be key role on the world stage, the truth is quite the opposite. African leaders' love for summitry isn't a sign of a rising continent, but rather, a sign of confusion, weakness and lack of direction.
Your father must have been such a huge influence on your life. What elements of his personality and character did you admire the most, and what is the main thing you learned from him?
As I begin to look forward to what awaits me in the Motherland, my Facebook timeline and social media accounts are filled with ignorance and caution about any and everything African.
While some accuse the media of fanning the flames of fear, it does seem reasonable for the press and others to be asking these larger questions of the social and economic impact of a potential epidemic, even if it is still fairly remote.
Nearly two months after President Obama first vowed to eradicate the Islamic State terrorist group in its Levantine stronghold, this internationally-diagnosed cancer is spreading in North Africa. As the West struggles to roll back three years of an errant hands-off policy in Syria and Iraq, no leader has the luxury to ignore this threat without consequence.
The ways in which colleges and universities support student achievement in colleges and universities are very much contextual -- sensitive to the needs of their students, and hopefully to those from underprivileged backgrounds.
The lack of credible information from official security sources and unresolved past conflicts has helped to trigger a low in the national morale. Nigerians largely feel that they are not getting the answers that they need, so they are creating or finding ways to get them.
Dignity requires shifting from a worldview based on inevitability to one based on possibility. It requires bringing our best selves.
President Obama and Premier Li Keqiang: you don't need to be so competitive because you're not actually competing. A more formal collaborative approach could be in your mutual interest.
While it is important to be well-read and keep up with the news, it can be equally important to make sure the news stories mean something to you personally.