Africa is currently in the midst of "the decade of China". In recent years, China has vigorously ramped up development projects throughout the Africa...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. ...
people will ask me why CommonBond has a social mission. If you had come on this trip with me, I think you'd understand. So, you can expect to hear more from me on our Social Promise and the impact it's having. The more that people understand the impact of a strong social mission, the more social missions I believe we'll see.
Stuart Butler, a writer and photographer who has covered Africa for more than two decades, recently decided to walk across Maasai lands in Kenya in o...
In remote locales, behind fences and beyond the gaze of prying eyes, the U.S. military has built an extensive archipelago of African outposts, transforming the continent, experts say, into a laboratory for a new kind of war.
This account was compiled from an interview by ADST in 2009 with Monica Joyi, who worked for the TRC Media Office from 1996-1997.
I am honored to be with you this evening, honored to have been asked to speak to you here in the Hall of Remembrance which, in truth, could and perhaps should be called the Hall of Memory. Why "memory" in an institution devoted to memory? Because memory must come before remembrance.
I'll pray that the politicization of death ends soon. And for people to recognize the irony of dismissing victims anywhere and everywhere based on politics, race, color and religion.
Those who showed their support for Paris have to be shamed for daring to be so insensitive. How did we get to this point? Why do we need to antagonize people when they grieve, when they are scared? Why can't we just accept people's feelings and then try to educate?
We don't have to say we take certain things for granted when we do - we do so by being okay with the status quo when we know change is urgently needed.
Political analysis must tackle these issues yet space for grieving and processing the horror of a specific act of terror must be granted. Otherwise the horror and the responsibilities are just diluted in comparisons and reminders of historical similarities.
If we in the West must feel so guilty, let's feel guilty about the children we've killed in Muslim lands -- rather than about protecting ourselves from "Muslims" -- and others -- who would kill us in our own.
Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.
Social equality has the greatest chances at being achieved when all sectors at the corporate, government and grass roots level work together. That's a lot of ecosystems with different geopolitical agendas to fit under one Utopian umbrella. So what's the solution?
If you're living on the edge of famine, you may not be able to afford a squash pot, or even seeds. But when you're an American elitist, eager to reject the idea that a vitamin-fortified crop could rescue children from the tragic effects of malnutrition, you go to the edge of reason and fall off.
There are hundreds of stories I could tell from my recent trip to Ethiopia four months ago-- stories of similarities and differences, of opportunity and challenges. But I want to focus here on the reason for my trip and what I hope I accomplished.