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West Africa Does Not Need Your Donations to Fight Ebola

Ifeoma Ajunwa | Posted 11.14.2014 | 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 11.13.2014 | 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 11.11.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 11.04.2014 | 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 10.04.2014 | 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.

U.S. Imperialism and Nigerian Schoolgirls

Ivan Eland | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

Instead of stirring up more terrorism by elevating the reputation of local-oriented groups, for example Boko Haram, the West--and the United States in particular--should butt out of providing such counterterrorism "assistance."

These Photos Capture The Lives Of Mali's Respected Blacksmith Caste

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 05.30.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peo...

Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu Captivates Cannes: The Imagination as Rebellion

Karin Badt | Posted 07.20.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is one of the most stunning films in the Cannes Competition this year: Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu, about individuals in Mali trying to maintain dignity and freedom despite the oppressive rules of the Jihadists invading their country.

Boko Haram's Ideology Key to Violence

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Politics
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Their brazen assault could act as a springboard for international engagement, not only aimed at curbing the violence, but also directed at the ideology that Boko Haram and other groups use to recruit followers, emulate each other and legitimize brutality.

The World's 10 Deadliest Countries for Children and What You Can Do About It

Nick Pearson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Nick Pearson

The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

Mali Reports 3 Suspected Cases Of Ebola Fever

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Residents in the Malian capital say panic over suspected cases of Ebola has prompted public demonstrations. Ibrahim Coullibaly,...

Warming Up to Future Drivers of Terrorism: Climate Change and its Impact on Militant Extremism

Jacob Glass | Posted 05.04.2014 | World
Jacob Glass

Changing environments exacerbate the social and economic conditions that provoke violence and provide fertile ground for militant recruitment. Appreciation of this nexus can help forestall a potential wave of climate-fueled terror.