For hundreds of thousands of people who call the lake environment home, these changes could bring a slow death of their livelihoods and communities.
From a candle-lit desert oasis to a dreamy tropical archipelago, here are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Africa.
By Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir, Kiva Fellow One of the essential parts of the Kiva Zip model is the Trustee. Trustees are the organizations or individua...
Why education? You can't take it away. It can't be washed away in a storm or eaten up by inflation. Knowledge and skills can transfer wherever a graduate goes in life.
Whether through new infrastructure work, transportation initiatives or training programs, efforts to link informal settlements with the infrastructure of the formal city are well underway in cities across the globe.
Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special.
All their outrage seems to be focused on the national and racial identities of the powerful men accused -- and none focused on the hideous crimes these men are accused of committing against powerless victims. Why aren't we hearing more voices in support of the African victims of these atrocities?
Ten years ago, an AIDS epidemic was ravaging sub-Saharan Africa. Today, thanks to better drugs, community outreach, and education, fewer Kenyans are acquiring HIV. At Gertrude's Children's Hospital in Nairobi, clinicians have been given a big boost in the fight against HIV/AIDS through web technology.
While the Mo Ibrahim Foundation announcement conveys a bleak message about some aspects of Africa's politics, there is great reason for optimism in that continent.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.
(Washington, D.C.) November 25, 2013 -- "Education is a key in combating the evil of hatred, violence and war. I'm ever more convinced of that," says ...
by Kimberly Brody Senior Program Associate, Rights & Justice Initiatives On October 11 and 12, the African Union (AU) held an extraordinary summit...
Commissions cannot be established as a cosmetic measure without attention to lessons learned or human rights principles. On the contrary, they must be firmly anchored in the recognition that victims of gross human rights violations and their societies have a right to know the truth.
It's tough to get rich saving the world, and graduates committed to social justice have a hard time competing in earned income with their counterparts who study, say, engineering, math and computer science.
He shows environmental education films during the day to schoolchildren, and in the evenings in remote rural villages where there is no electricity, no plumbing and many people have no exposure to film of any kind.
According to Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of The World Food Prize Foundation, "The greatest challenge that humans face is whether we can sustai...