The proper response to the Charlie Hebdo murders is not to jail "blasphemers" of any persuasion, whether they hold a pen or a microphone.
At this juncture, Liberia must address the factors that made it possible for Ebola to spread so quickly -- including the deep mistrust among Liberians, weakly-functioning social services, poor accountability and an overly centralized government.
Adventurer, motorcyclist and TV personality Charley Boorman talks to Jacada about his most outstanding travel experiences and his prevailing passion for Africa.
What is the role of the solar lantern in energy access? In July of last year, I attended an Engineering for Change Webinar called "Off Grid Technology...
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.
By: Iqbal Wahhab OBE FRSA Growing up in south London in the sixties as a young child, I would often hear my parents use the term "first class fir...
After more than forty-five years as a public servant and entrepreneur, Dr. Gloria Herndon has lived a notable life worthy of appreciation. Dr. Herndon was born to a father whose own parents were a sharecropper and a midwife.
It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.
American media should not pretend as if nothing is happening as Nigeria continues to battle the ignorant cancer calling itself Boko Haram. Nigeria's struggle with radicalism is at least as newsworthy as our own.
Prior to going on my first safari in South Africa, I knew only the basics -- where I was staying, the time of my game drives, what to wear and what to bring. However, all of those items on my safari checklist didn't prepare me for what it was like to actually be on a safari.
While I mourn the little over a dozen French people who died last week, I also mourn over the fact that world leaders are expected to march hand-in-hand when a dozen Europeans are slaughtered and not when thousands of Africans are slaughtered. The world's media and governmental structures have sent the message loud and clear: Africa can go to hell.
If the moderate Muslim community is the key to defeating radicalism that so many seem convinced that it is, then we cannot continue this juvenile attitude of pointing fingers only to pull away and turn our backs when it is their turn to bury their dead.
We should strive to reaffirm the most basic principle upon which our societies stand: that all individuals are created equal. We have failed to provide Baga's victims that recognition. Let us demand that all individuals be protected from its reach, not merely those similar to us.
My leg muscles didn't burn the way I thought they would. Other than my head and belly, my body felt strong and fine. But an able body was not the most important asset for continuing up that huge, dark, daunting incline.
Sunday, dozens of world leaders gathered to march with millions of French citizens in honor of the Paris terrorist victims. These are leaders who offered lukewarm assistance when the Nigerian kidnappings took place but won't be traveling to Nigeria to march for freedom anytime soon.
According to historical accounts of the First Franco-Dahomean War, in the 1890s it was the highly trained military women who were chopping off the hea...