Political conventions are like the camp fire on the night before battle (or the day before the big game), when the chieftains rally the troops, impassion the tribe, fire up the true believers, or, as politicians might put it, appeal to the base. Neither conventions nor politics are for truth.
Often when it comes to African safaris where does one start? Which reserves have the best game, taking into account the variety and concentration of w...
The main flaw in the film is its lack of balance. There is no attempt to show "the other side" of any issue. This is a movie with a message and a purpose, neither of which are intended to show a different interpretation of the facts submitted
Even if Barack Obama were born in Kenya (which I don't believe to be the case) the president still would have been a U.S. citizen at birth, because his mother was an American, a fact which nobody to this date denies.
When I arrive at a new duty station, I don't sleep well. I've laid awake in Iraq, tossed and turned in South Sudan, had sleepless nights in Kenya and ...
We are privileged. All of us reading and writing blogs. Specifically, I'm thinking of us so-called mommy bloggers. Of course we know this, but we rarely pause to consider it. It's easier that way.
I've never been to Kenya, I've never directed a film and I'm afraid of snakes. But I am flying to Kenya to direct a documentary about elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching, to film the land, the people, the wildlife and to find out what is happening and what we can do to stop it.
This blog is part of a series organized by The Huffington Post and the NGO alliance InterAction around the London 2012 Olympics. Each year, the avera...
As the world watches athletes from 205 countries compete in London this month, we should be reminded of the potential of sports to help youth accomplish feats that won't land them on a podium -- but are arguably more valuable than an Olympic medal.
I've just returned from a 7,000 kilometer drive-and-work tour of East Africa and was inspired by the progress at all 15 of our Kenya School Fund projects. In the arid lands of Samburu, Daaba Primary is a dream come true.
(Washington, DC) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on her trip to Africa should promote freedom of expression and association and encourage c...
Last week camps and lodges throughout the Maasai Mara in Kenya reported that the wildebeest migration had arrived.
Nonprofit work is not significantly backed by public policy and relies entirely on the work of volunteers. The needs we're trying to address are enormous, and the people whose lives are most affected by our work are also those who live on the most precarious edges of our global society.
Although my daughter will miss out on the cross-cultural experience I had growing up in East Africa, mostly I'm grateful that she'll be spared the political instability that most children around the world take as commonplace.
A new book argues that the livestock trade in the Horn of Africa, across Ethiopia, Somaliland, Somalia, Sudan and Kenya, much of it unrecorded, informal and often illegal, amounts to around $1 billion each year.
Drones and militarized aid have no place in today's globalized world. Where do we want to see our flag: displayed on humble office desks or being burned in the streets? The choice is ours.