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Music Strings Together Communities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we shine a spotlight on seven recent recipients of seed grants, allowing their visions to become a reality. This...

Bees Pollinate Possibilities: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Each week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees whose projects range from arts and animal rights to environmentalism and education. ...

July 5th: Creating Cameroon's First Consulate

ADST | Posted 07.05.2016 | World

Note: Our accounts contain the personal recollections and opinions of the individual interviewed. The views expressed should not be considered officia...

7 Paths that Seed the Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven individuals from South America to East Africa that have projects that are literally seeding c...

Cameroon's Talking Drums: Ancient Precursors of the Internet and Social Media

Henri Fouda | Posted 05.24.2016 | Black Voices
Henri Fouda

Whatever the future of this unique form of communication, the fact is that hundreds of years before the discovery of the telegraph, telephone, radio or internet, a group of so-called savages "discovered" by Europeans had already laid down the principles that modern networks rely on in a simple but very effective way.

African LGBT Activist Escapes Death Threats

Cédric Tchante | Posted 04.21.2016 | San Francisco
Cédric Tchante

I am always saying to my new American friends, "I know it is tough being gay in the US, but be grateful that you can't be put in jail for five years s...

Convoy Of U.S. Ambassador To The U.N. Hits And Kills Boy In Cameroon

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.19.2016 | World

DAKAR (Reuters) - A vehicle in the motorcade of the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations struck and killed a young boy in Cameroon on Monday during a...

How Text Messages Are Saving Moms From Dying During Childbirth

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.30.2016 | Impact

IDENAU, Cameroon, April 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Julianna Senze, 40, had been in heavy labour for eight hours when she arrived at the Idenau ...

Pollinating Projects: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees who are plating seeds and pollinating change. In California, bats, bees, birds and b...

Sprouting Change: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.23.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we recognize seven grantees who are receiving seed grants that are sprouting change in the community for all, fr...

How Not to Help Poor, Black Children

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 03.21.2016 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

Four years ago, I traveled to Cameroon on an educational mission trip. I packed as light as I could to carry as many school supplies and books as poss...

Does Donald Trump Really Have the Biggest Dick in the Race?

James Heffernan | Posted 03.15.2016 | Comedy
James Heffernan

In any case, if Trump wins this election, I predict that this proud progenitor of phallic towers bearing his name will immediately mount a series of erections: first a 2000-mile-long wall rising 50 feet along the Mexican border, and then a wall of equal height along the Canadian border--to keep millions of Americans from fleeing his reign.

Harvesting Hope: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven new grantees who pledge themselves in creating hopeful and transformative experiences for all...

Deforestation, Disease and Biodiversity in Cameroon

Ravinder Sehgal | Posted 03.01.2016 | Green
Ravinder Sehgal

Every evening at dusk, the fireflies come out and display their green flashing light show. At night the turacos and occasional tree hyrax call with th...

Meet The People Fighting Homophobia And Transphobia In Africa

HuffPost Spain | Sara Elkamel | Posted 05.05.2016 | Queer Voices

Photographs of LGBTI activists in Kenya, South Africa, Cameroon, Zambia and Uganda are currently exhibited on the streets of Spain’s industrial city...

As in Syria, Sahel's Crisis Deserves Tireless and Concerted Action

Toby Lanzer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Impact
Toby Lanzer

Leaders of the world are coming together in London this week for all the right reasons: As the violence continues unabated, stoking more turmoil in an already restive region, standing by the Syrians is unquestionably our collective duty.

Tolerance Is But a Start

Lee Rasch | Posted 01.26.2016 | Travel
Lee Rasch

Western Technical College has been an active participant in the Sister Cities program since La Crosse, Wis. became a Sister City with Dubna, Russia in...

"Facing Fears," by Gaelle Mambo Awah (age 14)

The Advice Project | Posted 01.14.2016 | Teen
The Advice Project

Gaelle Mambo is a 14-year-old student studying sciences in Bamenda, Cameroon. She's had a passion for writing since I was eight years old, and she'd l...

Dear Future Women of Cameroon

The Advice Project | Posted 01.13.2016 | Impact
The Advice Project

Future women of Cameroon, you wear the mantle of our country and it is up to you to continue raising your voices.

Kids Matter: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.05.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

January 1, 2016 marks the three year anniversary of the day I began making a micro grant, every single day of the year, to social changemakers around ...

Building Bridges: Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination

Louis Belanger | Posted 03.09.2016 | Impact
Louis Belanger

By definition, humanitarians are not the biggest supporters of the military. The aid community also tend to fiercely defend its independence and impartiality, especially in conflict areas. Still, the reality is that in many humanitarian emergencies, the military is indeed very useful.

If It's Hard to Picture Legal Anti-Gay Witchunts, Watch This Movie About Cameroon

John-Manuel Andriote | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John-Manuel Andriote

The French-speaking country on Africa's west coast has managed to avoid the bad publicity that has greeted Nigeria and Uganda's harsh treatment of their gay and lesbian citizens, perhaps because it possesses nothing coveted by the West.

Cameroon Says It Killed 100 Boko Haram Militants, Freed 900 Hostages

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 12.02.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Cameroon's army, backed up by a regional task force, has killed at least 100 members of the militant Islamist Boko Haram gr...

Suspected Boko Haram Suicide Attacks Leave 8 Dead In Cameroon

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 11.21.2015 | World

YAOUNDE, Nov 21 (Reuters) -- Four civilians were killed in northern Cameroon on Saturday in a suicide bomb assault by suspected Boko Haram militants i...

By The Numbers: Boko Haram Is Worse Than ISIS

Vocativ | Posted 11.20.2015 | World

The Nigerian terrorist group eclipsed ISIS for the morbid title of most deadly terrorist group in 2014, killing 6,644 people in various attacks throughout Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon.