In spite of all the resources devoted to fighting Somalia-based Al Shabaab in recent years, the group has grown stronger, and continues to cross the region's borders with impunity. The same is true with Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
In 2013, I began giving a seed grant every single day of the year to a social change visionary with a practical plan to make their community and the w...
I was offering a window into the lives of young people who happen to be African and gay in the midst of considerable hostility, but still managing to hang on to their identity.
Kenya is too important to fail. The government knows it, and so donor governments. So its dependence on foreign aid will also continue. Let us hope that Kenya does not become part of the African Confederation of Failed States.
Does our present high-sugar diet do to us what the "garbage dump diet" did to the baboons? Weight gain, pre-diabetes and alarming cholesterol elevations are all results of our diet too. Like the baboons, we humans will certainly respond to dietary insults in a variety of ways.
A quickly executed blanket ban destroys nuance in the GM issue -- something that the international GM debate desperately needs.
We've gone through the tips and photos from the minube travel community to find these 21 drops of pure, unadulterated freshwater goodness. From the islands of the Philippines to the mountains of Canada, the 21 Most Spectacular Lakes on Earth!
If you are planning a wedding in the near future, have the conversations about money and property ownership. Whether you are starting your marriage with only a few dollars in your bank account or with years of savings and inherited property, initiate this conversation with your partner.
Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.
Everywhere I sense a shift in the seasons, a yearning for greater purpose, for moving with empathy as well as pragmatism -- a growing understanding that we are all in this together.
Best known as a presenter on the BBC documentary Big Cat Diary, Jackson Looseyia has almost 30 years of experience as a safari guide on the Maasai Mar...
How would your life change if you gave something away every day? In 2012, I made a commitment to give away $1000 grants, every single day, to individ...
This contradictory reality -- that the sovereign state is both the best provider of and the worst violator of human rights -- means that human rights institutions are dependent on state stability.
If Rupert Brooke, the British World War I poet whose sonnet The Soldier immortalised the sacrifice made by the hundreds of thousands who fell in 'some...
Is it too much to grasp that while the skyscrapers of Nairobi, Lagos and Luanda sparkle on the horizon like Oz, there is a different reality at the end of the dirt track, in the grindingly poor rural Africa that Western reporters in Land Cruisers only see when a war or famine is making headlines?