Our rulers who run the Global War on Terror can be counted on to observe one imperative: never miss an opportunity to exaggerate the threat and to sow anxiety
Whether with the help of a superhero, a photo festival, better urban planning and communication, or through a basketball tournament, these initiatives show how the urban poor in the Global South can reclaim the public space that belongs to them.
Last weekend, in the midst of all the tumult over the debacle that is the federal government shutdown, came word of these two dramatic US special operations forces raids against jihadist leaders in Libya and Somalia.
If feeding a continent were a simple equation, no one in Africa would go hungry. Its landmass exceeds that of China, Western Europe, India, Argentina and the continental U.S. combined, with enough arable land to feed 2.5 billion people.
I took them out the first week we were in the apartment, and they smiled and started making baby voices. I was so happy to see them enjoy the only real evidence of their past life in their home countries.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
This week at a book signing in Santa Monica, I spoke about how my heart was broken when a Somali mob murdered my son, Dan Eldon, a 22-year-old Reuters photojournalist, together with three of his young colleagues in Mogadishu in 1993.
While sharing a "be shady" snapshot wearing shades indoors today, this world sight day I found myself questioning how we treat people with disability ...
Here are some random but real hints: He chose not to pursue da office; justice delayed; we don't like the way they're purging their voter rolls; and during Lent they offer a fish alternative. Answers are at the bottom of the quiz.
Here is a story that deserves to be shared. Sammy Kanja is a founding member of Zidisha's online microlending community in Kenya. He used his earl...
Pictured: Man performing Muslim prayers while waiting for the terrorist siege to end The media hype may be winding down but many of us here in Kenya...
Establishing diplomatic ties with China was almost by definition a diplomatic betrayal of America's traditional ally, Taiwan, and a major shock to other partners in East Asia, including Japan and South Korea
by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives at Freedom House The International Criminal Court (ICC) routinely faces t...
How many great runners and stories of inspiration never come to be because of hunger and poverty? This is something Paul Tergat realizes and carries with him. He made it. A helping hand was there to give him food which became the foundation of his success.
If someone a year ago were to have told Rodriguez that in a years time he would sell out Radio City Music Hall, he probably would have said they were crazy.
What the Olympics and other mega-events have shown is that the significant investment required to host an international games successfully has the power to transform a region, and even a nation. What they have also demonstrated, of course, is just how thorough the preparations need to be.