Countries that have invested in girls' education and removed legal barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential are now seeing the benefits. But for countries to leave poverty behind, both men and women need to get to equal and push the frontiers of equal opportunities even further. To get there, we need to tackle three issues.
Changes in oil prices and the devaluation of the Naira have had a significant impact on the Nigerian economy. With a 70 percent dependency on crude oil for external revenue, the drop in world oil prices is now affecting the Nigerian business space.
If legends such as Hakeem Olajuwon can become one of the world's best NBA Players, and Luol Deng an all-star, then imagine the potential that would exist if basketball was just as much a part of African culture as soccer is.
Midway through Lent, pretty much every year, we clergy types have to look once again at an extremely odd story of Jesus taking a whip to the "Money Changers" in the Temple in Jerusalem.
Picture a world where every woman is empowered. Where she never hesitates, never falters, never waivers in her confidence and belief in herself.
High levels of youth unemployment may be one of cities' worst nightmares: not only does it signal and perpetuate a struggling economy, but high numbers of disengaged youth can lead to immense frustration across an entire generation, increased crime, and even revolt.
For the past seven months, as thousands of people have fled Borno, Yobe and northern Adamawa State for the peace of Yola, the university and members of our peace initiative have been distributing food.
It's possible the police were justified in shooting the man known to locals as "Africa." But considering how the Times equivocated about what's visible in the video, it seems Smith and Beck have so far doled out more propaganda than credible information.
Two years ago, The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we began, 50 more individuals and families have joined in.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) voluntarily served two tours of combat duty in Iraq and currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a litte more crowded. @@ Climate Change, The Elevator Pitch: Climatologist Simon Donner ...
For a quick, cheap ride all you need to do is find a boda-boda. Boda-bodas, bicycle or motorcycle taxis, are easy to find or flag down in any East African city. But most people don't stop to think about the drivers and how they are not the owners of the boda-bodas they operate.
After combing through hundreds of incredible safari accommodation options available on our website, we here at HotelsCombined have selected six truly standout open-air beds from which to stargaze.
By Era Bushati Beatenberg has played music together since 2008 but their 2014 collaboration with South African producer DJ Clock landed them at the...
I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?
One of these claims to be "The Most Interesting Blogger in the World" I was surprised when I picked up a copy USAToday and saw an item that cited me...