Nearly seventeen years ago, my friend and his wife lost their 34 year old son to cancer. A friend of the son who attended the funeral was doing mission work in the Ukraine and offered to take the son's clothing back with him to the impoverished nation
This month, as many of my colleagues around the world celebrate motherhood, I work towards a future where all the mothers in my community have access to safe and healthy pregnancies -- a future free of the cries that once filled the homes of my neighbors.
In 2013 however, the country has once again taken a decisive role in the continents' democratic journey that is worth recommending.
The urgency of Earth Day has changed. In 1970, when America celebrated its first Earth Day, hybrid cars and eco-friendly light bulbs weren't even ...
Informal sectors jobs would be instrumental in providing opportunities for growing young population in Africa. That's why, Devarajan said, countries should understand that "informal is normal."
As Roman Catholic cardinals gather in the magnificent Sistine Chapel to select a new pope, their conclave is at a critical crossroads. Will the cardinals vote for a pope who can re-energize the faithful, and restore the trust that has been missing for millions of lapsed Catholics?
Imagine being taken to the hospital by a family member against your will, put in a solitary cell and forced to sleep, eat and defecate in the same 4x4 space. For many people with mental disabilities around the world, this is a familiar scenario.
The real excitement surrounding El Anatsui's tapestries -- surrounding all of his work -- has to do with the belief that they are much more than offshoots or pretty objects.
The Washington Post editorial board jumped into a center of a decades-old debate by declaring their support for a universal national identity card. In reality, implementing an American national identity card would be an expensive logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.
The course of our life has the potential to fundamentally alter the course of other people's lives. Liz Williams changed mine. While I can never thank her adequately for the gift of opening my life to the world, I still have to try. And it starts with the simple yet significant act of giving thanks.
Many African governments prefer China as an economic partner over Western countries. But the reputation of the Chinese will ultimately rest upon whether they deliver what is best for the continent.
While many parts of the world have been struggling with flat or flagging economic growth, Africa looks set to carry on growing at a fair clip.
100 million Africans live out of Africa... What keeps the pulse beating? Surviving the cold, different languages, cultures, food; sometimes hostilities... in the next months, I talk to some intriguing Africans to watch out for.
By asking ourselves critical questions about where ingredients like palm oil come from and under what conditions they are produced, we transcend the pattern of passive exploitative consumption that is destroying communities and ecosytems around the world.
The World Bank has been tracking the world progress against poverty since the late '80s, but the release of 2008 data was the first time in which all regions of the developing world showed a decline in the number of people living below poverty lines!
Vulture funds abuse the system, acquiring distressed debt in secondary markets to multiply profits at the expense of the poor and weak. While the practices originated in South America, the method has increasingly been used to target African countries.