Adventurer, TV personality and author Ben Fogle tells us about his most memorable encounters across the globe, ahead of the latest series of Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild.
Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...
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Despite their relative lack of formal political and economic authority, women are vital to conflict resolution and sustainable peace building worldwide.
Grant is an example for me, and for us all, of someone who sought out a problem and then took it upon himself to fix it, build awareness and see it through until the bitter end. I wish I was more like Grant. I wish we all were a bit more like Grant.
It is at this moment, in the face of the ever-spreading Ebola virus, that the risk of proliferation of counterfeit medications should be paramount on our minds.
At long last, China is stepping up to the plate and contributing to the fight against Ebola, though some may wonder whether it is too little, too late. For years, China has sought to extract Africa's raw resources at the expense of human rights and the environment.
Looking at the political shards left over from Tuesday's election, shadowed so heavily by President Barack Obama's sharp decline from his strong re-election just two years ago, we see two starkly different realities for Democrats in the nation's largest state and the nation as a whole.
Late last month, longtime Burkina Faso president Blaise Compaore resigned under public pressure and fled to neighboring Coite D'Ivoire. Compaore's abrupt expulsion was a significant achievement for the hundreds of thousands of Burkinabes who took to the streets to demand his ouster and a democratic transition.
When in March 2014 Ebola raised its head, countries like Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania put in place strict screening processes for all arrivals and in Botswana, it stopped all travel from West Africa to ensure that it stayed Ebola free.
Without question, a central tool in the fight to contain and drive out the scourge of Ebola is the digital communications infrastructure.
Only seven world leaders held office longer than Burkina Faso's president Blaise Compaoré before his ouster late last week, following chaotic protests in the capital city of Ouagadougou, when protesters set the parliament on fire before the Burkinabé military.
A few weeks ago, my family came to visit me in New York. Whilst here, they told their stories of coping with Ebola at home, in Sierra Leone.
Poverty is a combination of many things, none of which is reducible to a few quantifiable dollars. It is also about human experiences, feelings, relations with others, humiliations, exclusion and of course lack of basic economic needs.
We recognize, for example, internet access metered by the minute or restricted to a single website is a bad deal. Even from a business perspective, 1990's style portals are regarded as penny wise and pound foolish. Nonetheless, it is this antiquated reasoning which is constraining Africa's burgeoning internet.
While the health crisis certainly is and should be the top priority, domestic and international efforts to address the predicament will need to look at the full impact the disease is having on the region.