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From Voyeur to Friend: My Visit With The Himba

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 07.18.2016 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

I walked into the village feeling a bit uneasy about photographing its inhabitants. The camera can make those on the other end of my lens uncomfortable, self-conscious. That day I also felt uncomfortable, even apologetic.

In This African Nation, Chinese Smugglers Keep The Illegal Ivory Trade Alive

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.01.2016 | World

Namibia is the rare country in Africa that seems to be holding its own against ivory poachers. Whereas in most other southern African countries the el...

What a Roadtrip On Mars Looks Like

How Far From Home | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
How Far From Home

It is a land like no other; some say its one of the closest environments to that of Mars that you can find on Earth. It's really no wonder that NASA frequently studies the landscape.

Climate Change This Week: Tragic Drought in Africa & India, New Clean Power Strides, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving the BB: the beautiful biodiversity like this scarlet macaw found in Latin A...

Solar Panels, Entrepreneurship, and Building Connections With 100,000 Students

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

When I launched Beyond Silicon Valley two years ago, I didn't think it would be possible to build deep relationships with my online students, especially compared to the meaningful and rich relationships I have with the entrepreneurship students in my traditional face-to-face classroom.

#WPFD2016 Drives Freedom, Safety, Rights for Journalists

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As UNESCO held its World Press Freedom Day (#WPFD2016) conference this week, an Egyptian speaker lamented the declining state of liberty in her countr...

How liberators turn into oppressors. A study of southern African states

The Conversation Africa | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Henning Melber, University of Pretoria This article is a foundation essay. These are longer than usual and take a wider look at a key issue affecting...

9 Far out Hotels for Getting Away from It All

Joy Pecknold | Posted 03.09.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

I'm talking remote. Not TV remote (some of these hotels don't even have 'em), but way out there remote, because there's nothing quite like doing a 360...

Trips Inspired by 2016 Oscars Best Picture Nominees

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.19.2016 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Within the four walls of a cinema, films transport moviegoers to far off places, both past and present, real or imagined. To take it a step further, use this year's Academy Awards' nominees for Best Picture as a travel guide, experiencing the locations -- characters in their own right -- firsthand.

"I Can See Clearly Now..."

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Tim Arnold

To see clearly, something most of the world takes for granted, is an out-of-reach luxury for most of the estimated 2.4 billion people around the world who are sight challenged, and have no access to optometrists.

Just Back From... Namibia

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 12.17.2015 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Photos courtesy Hoanib Skeleton Camp, Wilderness Safaris Indagare's Features Editor, Amelia Osborne, recently returned from a safari in Namibia. The ...

12 Incredible Vacation Spots Inspired By Star Wars

Joy Pecknold | Posted 11.26.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Just because Star Wars takes place in a galaxy far, far away and we haven't yet mastered that kind of commercial space travel doesn't mean the mood of those places can't be captured here on earth.

Accelerating the Elimination of Malaria in Southern Africa

Dr. Mark Dybul | Posted 11.18.2015 | Impact
Dr. Mark Dybul

Mosquitoes and the malaria parasite do not respect borders. Despite tremendous progress in halving malaria deaths in the last decade, this preventable and treatable disease kills approximately 450,000 people a year.

7 Spots for Storm Watching

Joy Pecknold | Posted 10.07.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Travelers typically beseech the weather gods for blue skies and sunshine, but some people live for a little drama every now and again -- it often makes for a better story -- and for those types there's storm watching.

Beneath the Surface of the African Trophy Hunting Debate

Christopher Clark | Posted 09.29.2015 | World
Christopher Clark

Namibia made world headlines some months before the whole Cecil debacle due to another American's (legal) hunt of an old and infertile male black rhino in Namibia's Etosha National Park, which was filmed by CNN.

How Fishermen Can Replenish the Seas

Fred Krupp | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Fred Krupp

It may sound like a tall order: By 2020, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goal for oceans calls on the world to "manage and protect marine and coastal...

The Eerie Shipwrecks of Namibia's Skeleton Coast

AFKTravel | Posted 09.16.2015 | Travel
AFKTravel

It's the graveyard of out-of-luck sailors and sea captains whose ships lie in shallow waters off some of the world's harshest terrain. It's desolate, but beautiful. Many of the wrecks are completely destroyed by the sun and salty sea air, but a few are visible and can be seen up close.

A Big Shiny Guide to African Safaris

Joy Pecknold | Posted 08.13.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

There's nothing like your first time -- first time taking a safari, that is. Deciding to do one is easy (yes, a resounding yes), but picking a destination is more difficult -- what with a long list of magnificent countries to choose from.

What Will Be Cecil the Lion's Legacy? And Who Should Decide?

Rosie Cooney, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2015 | Green
Rosie Cooney, Ph.D.

Let's go back to Hwange National Park, the scene of Cecil's demise. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, responsible for managing this park, derived most of its income for wildlife conservation across the country from trophy hunting. Let us mourn Cecil, but be careful what we wish for.

11 Stunning Hotel Pools With A View

Jacada Travel | Posted 07.15.2016 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.

In the Midst of the Namib Desert, An Oasis Awaits: Serra Cafema

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.25.2016 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

Nestled between two extremes, Serra Cafema is an anomaly in Namibia. It's both a passport to an arid, otherworldly region and a serene waterside retreat.

Is There a Business Here? Pushing Social Entrepreneurs Out of Their Comfort Zone in Southern Africa

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.23.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Collins Nyamadzawo walked into a rural Zimbabwean school where he was a volunteer and caught sight of two students sitting on the floor, one using the other's back on which to write.

The Elusive Desert-Adapted Lions Of Namibia And The Man Who Loves Them

Susan Portnoy | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Susan Portnoy

I didn't know much about desert-adapted lions before my trip to Namibia. I knew they were endangered like every other lion in Africa. But that's just part of their story. It wasn't until Stander's talk that I fully understood the magnificence of these majestic creatures -- the mere 150 that are left.

Trophy Hunting: Namibia's Shame

Cathy Kangas | Posted 06.02.2016 | Green
Cathy Kangas

In January 2014 the Dallas Safari Club auctioned off a permit to kill an endangered black rhino in Namibia under the guise of conservation. The Club is a not-for-profit institution, which means your tax dollars are supporting an organization that targets and kills endangered species. Corey Knowlton won the auction for $350,000, and on May 18 he went to Namibia to kill a black rhino.

Climbing Sand Dunes and Talking Seed Accelerators in Namibia

Michael Goldberg | Posted 05.28.2016 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Since early May, I have been based at the Polytechnic of Namibia, working with students and faculty on entrepreneurship on a Fulbright Senior Specialist fellowship. Located in Southwest Africa, Namibia is one of the least dense countries in the world.