These days, no news is definitely good news. At the moment, Africa is off the global media radar, with cameras focussed on Europe and the Middle East. But out of the media focus, some really good news has been gradually developing.
This minimalist approach will allow diverse forms of linkage to arise, among what will inevitably be highly heterogeneous INDCs, thereby advancing the dual objectives of cost effectiveness and environmental integrity in the international climate policy regime.
This week, The Pollination Project honors projects that dive deep into the heart of a problem and provide the inner and outer tools to address it. Our...
Nigerian President Buhari's slightly more than 100 days in office as he prepares for his first UN visit since May 29 inauguration, provides a good opp...
When my sister-in-law Angelina was six months pregnant, she went to a health facility for a routine antenatal care visit. This was not an easy thing to do, however. She lives in rural Kenya and in order to reach the facility situated 15 kilometres away, she sold her pig.
One in every five people in Diffa was not there some months ago but has now fled from the raging violence. The provincial capital has become a safe haven for many; its capacity to cope with the arrival is stretched to the limits.
Should crimes against the environment and animals be addressed by an international criminal code and prosecuted by an international tribunal, particularly if national courts are unwilling, unable or deemed inadequate?
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Froggy Ice Pop? Fre...
Amidst the background of a violent conflict that is destroying Yemen, the UAE seeks to prove to the world that the wealthy emirates are capable of more than just spending billions of dollars to create a first-rate military with advanced weaponry.
Violence can never engender peace. Still, I will always pray for the person who holds the weapon, pray that this person finds compassion and recognizes the humanity he or she shares with the person who may be at the other end of that weapon's sights.
Around the world, almost 900 million people go hungry every day. The precious crops and water that would sustain them are used to raise livestock. Moving to a meatless diet assures there will food for all of us.
Governments all over the world insure their buildings or assets from potential risk. Yet, why do so many governments refuse to similarly insure their citizens from the risks posed by a lack of preparedness in a country's health infrastructure and in the delivery of essential health services?
Getting Ready to Dive and do Citizen Science in Mozambique! A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted me to reinvent my life. The do...
Kenyans, like Americans need to engage in an honest and long-overdue discussion about the impact of historical injustices on all levels of their respective societies -- personal, family, local and national.
Trump cannot answer the Obama place-of-birth question because he would either have to lie outright, or state that Ted Cruz is ineligible to run for president. Trump likes Cruz. He does not want to have to say that. But, he must, or admit that his entire Obama birth certificate campaign was a complete scam.
Mahatma Gandhi led India to independence from British rule using non-violent civil disobedience. In addition, he has inspired civil rights movements in Africa, the African diaspora and across the world. He appeared until recently to be as close to a secular saint as anyone the 20th century has produced.