Prior to going on my first safari in South Africa, I knew only the basics -- where I was staying, the time of my game drives, what to wear and what to bring. However, all of those items on my safari checklist didn't prepare me for what it was like to actually be on a safari.
While I mourn the little over a dozen French people who died last week, I also mourn over the fact that world leaders are expected to march hand-in-hand when a dozen Europeans are slaughtered and not when thousands of Africans are slaughtered. The world's media and governmental structures have sent the message loud and clear: Africa can go to hell.
If the moderate Muslim community is the key to defeating radicalism that so many seem convinced that it is, then we cannot continue this juvenile attitude of pointing fingers only to pull away and turn our backs when it is their turn to bury their dead.
We should strive to reaffirm the most basic principle upon which our societies stand: that all individuals are created equal. We have failed to provide Baga's victims that recognition. Let us demand that all individuals be protected from its reach, not merely those similar to us.
My leg muscles didn't burn the way I thought they would. Other than my head and belly, my body felt strong and fine. But an able body was not the most important asset for continuing up that huge, dark, daunting incline.
Sunday, dozens of world leaders gathered to march with millions of French citizens in honor of the Paris terrorist victims. These are leaders who offered lukewarm assistance when the Nigerian kidnappings took place but won't be traveling to Nigeria to march for freedom anytime soon.
According to historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War, in the 1890s it was the highly trained military women who were chopping off the hea...
Years after Guatemala halted adoptions to America, reverberations of the legacy of corrupt adoption scandals continue as the new go-to adoption hot spot nation of Ethiopia follows suit.
The Darfur region in the west of Sudan was once a focus of extraordinary American civil society activism; there was also once regular international news and human rights reporting from Darfur. None of this is true now.
No, social media won't return the girls. But it got my attention and probably yours. It's been said by the demonstrators what is needed is a renewed campaign to once again gain mindshare of a distracted world.
I've realized that being a toddler is a tough job. Your hours are long and sometimes you end up working a double shift. I understand you have an image to maintain but today we need to chat about a few things that's on my mind.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Japan Meteorological Age...
Following in the footsteps of Malcolm this year in Africa and the Middle East, I've learned that knowledge, humility, and humor make for great weapons in the fight for freedom.
It should be clear after four bloody years in Syria that if we are to make any progress moving forward, it is necessary to shed illusions and fantasies that have shaped too much of the discussion about the conflict.
Depending on the model economists use and the assumptions they make, they estimate a net stimulus that ranges from small to very small. But, behind the word "net," lies a wide spectrum of gains, pains, people, and policies.
Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.