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Dwight Brown | Posted 01.23.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.

Mali Government Declares Country Ebola-Free

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Mali's health minister declared the West African nation free of Ebola on Sunday following a 42-day period without a new c...

Africa's Rising Political Violence

Daniel Wagner | Posted 01.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

It would be nice to be able to say that the threat of Islamic fundamentalism has peaked in Africa, and that the worst is over, but given the current state of affairs that simply is not the case. In all likelihood, the threat will grow -- considerably -- in the years to come.

Islamist Militants Kill Seven Malian Soldiers In Dawn Attack

Reuters | Posted 01.05.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Islamist gunmen killed at least seven Malian soldiers near the Mauritanian border, a local mayor said in Monday, in a dawn...

At Least Six UN Peacekeepers Wounded By Roadside Bomb In Mali

Reuters | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - At least six United Nations peacekeepers were wounded when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb in northern Mali on Sunday, t...

Can Bosnia's Army Save the World?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 12.17.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Soldiers, officers and police that fought against each other two decades earlier are now working together in UN and NATO operations to keep or deliver peace.

Last Known Ebola Patient In Mali Cured, Released

AP | SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 12.12.2014 | World

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The last Ebola patient being treated in Mali has survived the disease and been released, the Health Ministry said Friday, leav...

The Hidden Hand Behind 'Natural' Disasters

Peter Bosshard | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Floods and droughts in many parts of the world are getting ever more frequent and intense. Scientists have long warned that a changing climate is making such weather events more extreme. What is often neglected in the public debate is that the impacts of climate change on flood and drought disasters are exacerbated by environmental destruction.

West Africa Does Not Need Your Donations to Fight Ebola

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 01.13.2015 | Impact
Ifeoma Ajunwa

A few days ago, Google announced that it will donate $2 for every $1 people donate to nonprofits such as Médecins Sans Frontières and Save the Children in the fight against Ebola. As well-intentioned as this campaign might be, short-lived charity donations are not what is necessary to successfully eradicate the Ebola virus.

Second Ebola Outbreak In Mali

AP | BABA AHMED | Posted 01.12.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Malian authorities on Wednesday reported two new deaths from Ebola that are not believed to be linked to the only other known cas...

Mali Is Showing Positive Signs In The Fight Against Ebola

AP | By BABA AHMED | Posted 01.11.2015 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali is making headway in preventing the spread of Ebola, as it has not registered any new cases since a toddler traveling from ...

The Pentagon's Arguments for Runaway Arms Trading Are Indefensible

William Hartung | Posted 01.04.2015 | Politics
William Hartung

The next time the Pentagon congratulates itself on another "good year" for arms transfers, Congress, the public, and the press should take a closer look at how those arms are being used. Being the world's leading arms trading nation is nothing to brag about.

Protect the Future of Peacekeeping

Peter Yeo | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
Peter Yeo

The landscape of Peacekeeping is clearly changing. Blue helmets are not regarded with the same political neutrality they once were. Peacekeeping is more dangerous than ever for roughly 120,000 men and women serving in 16 missions around the world, and we must take measures to protect them.

WHO: Toddler With Ebola In Mali May Have Infected Many People

AP | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Many people in Mali are at high risk of catching Ebola because the toddler who brought the disease to the country was bleeding f...

First Ebola Case Confirmed In Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2014 | World

By Adama Diarra and Tiemoko Diallo BAMAKO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Mali confirmed its first case of Ebola on Thursday, becoming the sixth West African c...

9 UN Peacekeepers Killed In Attack On Convoy In Mali

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

* Peacekeepers from Niger killed by gunmen on motorbikes * Deadliest attack yet on U.N. force in Mali * French, U.N. tar...

'The Golden Hour' - A Talk with Todd Moss

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Todd Moss was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Condeleeza Rice. He oversaw diplomatic relations with 16 West African countries. After penning four non-fiction books, he has turned to fiction.

Suicide Bomber Attacks UN Base In North Mali

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N....

Alena Hall

This Peace Corps Couple Turned A Volunteer Project In Africa Into Their Life's Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

Peace Corps volunteers Cynthia Hellmann and Gregory Flatt didn’t anticipate falling in love in Mali nearly 15 years ago. They also didn't plan on de...

Families Mourn Victims Of Air Algerie Crash In Mali

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

By Michel Rose and Tiemoko Diallo PARIS/BAMAKO, July 26 (Reuters) - Family members of those killed on the Air Algerie flight that cra...

Islamic Extremism in Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.25.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

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.

Daily Meditation: Slow Down

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.19.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Branding Terrorism for What It Really Is

Matt Freear | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Matt Freear

Al Qaeda might have been "decimated" yet our fear of terrorism remains a specter that haunts our way of life, hindering our Constitution and foreign policy. We still allow easy cliches, propaganda and generalizations to decide our actions and obscure a way forward.

7 Amazing Places Where People Are (Literally) Living On The Edge

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Some people may think they like "living on the edge," but there are a few places around the world where people are doing just that. Check out the ...

Al Qaeda's Growing Influence in Central Africa

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Judging from the gains made by both Al Shabab and Boko Haram over the past year, the CAR and its neighbors should be concerned.