The U.S.-Africa Summit has created an incredible amount of momentum, but we mustn't stop there. Without recognizing the inextricable link between investing in the education of Africa's youth and its burgeoning private sector, we will let slip perhaps the greatest opportunity of all.
Even I had to admit, as fascinated as I was about Africa, that I feared it more and had no urgent desire to visit the land in which society tells me I am a descendent of. Fear of the unknown had wiped away any desire in me that might have been fostered.
He was a year younger than me, I note immediately. That's so very young, I say to myself. It saddens me because I enjoyed his work, all the way from his television days in the early 1980s to his recent, sporadic appearances on the big screen.
On a recent flying safari in Africa we piloted a BushCat, a low-slow nimble bush aircraft, from the Skeleton Coast of the Atlantic up the Kunene Rive...
Our hope is that post-ALS resolutions will take into great consideration the phenomenal resource residing within the many facets of the African diaspora. Just two cents from two Global Africans.
I am a big believer in continuing to work on stories for the long haul. That is what Patruno has done since 2011. He has been documenting the gritty truth about maternal health in sub-Saharan Africa for the past three years and shows no sign of letting up. Here are his thoughts about covering maternal health in Africa.
It ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends.
My third interview was with Gita Pather, the Director of Theatre at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo credit: Biography (Nelson Mandela) Johannesburg -- This year South Africa commemorates the 20th anniversary of the attainment of freedom an...
The American public isn't exactly strongly supportive of Obama's foreign policy right now, but one thing the public really doesn't support is getting involved with any of the various conflicts raging over there. We are still -- again, according to the polls -- a pretty war-weary nation.
The American business community is waking up to something their Chinese counterparts have known for some time: Fast economic growth in Africa will bring high rewards to those who invest there early.
World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.
Nearly 12 years ago, the United States Congress, representing the American people, provided President George W. Bush with the authorization to invade Iraq. Friday, seemingly under this same authorization, American bombs fell again on Iraq.
Luckily, the two Americans who received ZMapp, the new experimental drug for Ebola, seem to be improving, which holds great promise and hope for thousands of other people but also raises broader ethical issues and questions.
Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.
The coverage of the Ebola outbreak is a window into how ill-informed we are about disease, geography and culture. It reinforces stereotypes of Africa as a "country," in which medieval African villagers unwittingly spread medieval Third World diseases into First World spaces.