Despite the growing concern for Nigeria's future due to terrorism or the lack of conscientious leaders, I am optimistic.
AIDS exists as the continuing crisis it is today because of malicious inaction by governments and power holders. But AIDS activists have also shown that overcoming political cowardice is possible.
While no one is claiming that the goals have actually been reached, indications are that the reported progress is significantly overstated. This sleight of hand is accomplished statistically by making the truly vulnerable and poor populations disappear into a larger pool of data collected on a macro scale from the better-off.
With the great mountain Kilimanjaro not only on the horizon but taking up the entire thing, we headed in its general direction as we made our way to our lodge from the small airport.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 20 2014 How unusu...
Establishing the BRICS Bank is a momentous event The July 2014 BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Summit was a momentous event, more ...
Fundamentally, the U.S.-Africa Leaders' Summit is incredibly historic as it will be the first time that a sitting U.S. president has invited all the leaders of the Africa Region to a single event to discuss key continent issues and the macro U.S.-Africa relationship.
Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.
Designed by Alan Donovan, the beautiful building overlooks Nairobi National Park, and is described by Architectural Digest as "an architecture rising from the serene Kenyan plain like an outcropping of earth, a vision of usefulness..." However, this priceless piece of cultural history is now under threat.
In 2015, DRDT returns to JOMBA! to perform a collaborative work with Flatfoot that signifies a culmination of the exchange. However, it might be said that the meat of this initiative is not as much in the dancing as in the dialogue taking shape between two seemingly disparate cultures.
Over 10 million acres of this country have been formally set aside in just the last few years for community-based conservation benefiting people and wildlife alike. Among the more unexpected items being conserved along with the wildlife here is peace.
As I dove deeper into the managerial and operational issues of working in Zambia, I found myself asking whether the problems were really as simple and clear as they appeared at first glance.
I arrived in Mandela's homeland thinking I had something to offer, but left feeling like I had just been given an education by some wiser friends.
These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?
The repetition of Washington's call to arms manifests as a form of black comedy: it is funny until you realize its horror.
Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.