As the battle against the Ebola rages on, it's safe to say that threats to African mobility, while problematic, have taken us back to the roots of what we do well: Building resilient communities through innovative workarounds.
I have no doubt that those who give donations to charities or NGOs working in developing nations have good intentions and are trying to help; the problem is that, most times, this isn't the most effective way to help.
The administration appears to have lost its collective mind. The president has added ground forces to the battle in Iraq and the military has suggested introducing thousands more. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel might be lucky having been left at the curb.
In an increasingly globalized world, albeit with local interests, where stories often break on social media before anyone has time to breathe, journalists and PR pros can't afford to be "geography challenged."
With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.ne...
The Ferguson grand jury decision not to criminally prosecute a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed young black man has reached the Geneva HQ of the UN Office of Human Rights Chief Prince Zeid, but the consequences will be felt globally and probably with indefinite impact.
After a week of sleepless nights, scorching hot days, warm drinking water and cold showers and the daily battle of trying to stop the screeching cicadas from bulldozing my tent, I suddenly found myself in a terrain of sumptuous luxury like no other.
What a wonderful medley of wildlife roams our world. But while our Ark still sails, a cabinet of the Seven Seas, it is faring through whirlpools that threaten to tip the boat and spill its precious cargo.
When we are abroad, we are not only tourists, but we are guests of the locals. And as guests, we should be grateful and appreciative of our hosts. With that mindset, we realize that we are all connected to help each other as we walk along the paths we choose to travel.
There were eight of them from Botswana, the DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Uganda. Changu had worked in a women's shelter. Brian used sports to teach alternatives to violence.
The torture and torment of women has become an ideology for some. What we can give ourselves as women, no one else will. Women of the world, rise up for your dignity and equality.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Stephen Colbert takes the Polar Plunge here, highlighting the dim lights who don't ...
Much of American public diplomacy, like much of the rest of U.S. foreign policy, is reactive. When a crisis erupts, policymakers respond as best they can to limit the damage. In this social media era, they are often outpaced by those who are better prepared.
Fox's headline is "CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report." What the hell does that even mean? That's not burying the lede. That's changing the lede into a word salad.
It seems to me closing off West Africa and limiting travel will hurt the economy of the continent as well as inhibit resources to actually help control the spread of Ebola. I don't want to be one of those people. It's not in my nature to cause suffering of those in need.
By Tim Hanstad, President and CEO, Landesa If we want to empower rural women in the developing world, there is no better first step than provid...